LLOYD GROVE: The Gordon Gekko of Newspapers: A Vulture Capitalist Kneecapping Journalists

An uproar over cuts at The Denver Post is bringing new scrutiny on Heath Freeman, president of the secretive hedge fund implicated in the deaths of well over 3,000 newspaper jobs.

Peele and his beleaguered colleagues work for the East Bay Times as well as the area’s flagship paper, the San Jose Mercury News, both part of the Bay Area News Group, a collection of various Northern California dailies that have been either shuttered or folded into the Digital First Media newspaper chain.

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