August 17th, 2012

NY Times to Pay Thompson Less Than BBC

Mark Thompson’s new pay package has been revealed:

While he is in line for a huge bonus, it means Thompson’s new basic wage is less than the whopping £671,000 he was paid by the Beeb. Who would have thought a public organisation would pay over the odds…


31 Comments

  1. 1
    Tim Yeo says:

    Would not get out of bed for that.

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  2. 3
    [insert name here] says:

    You made me click 2 links to see a bloody Twitter embed? Why not just say “follow @bloombergtv” on your Tweet?

    Though it does sort of explain why your blog views are up though, eh?

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  3. 5
    Tay King-dePisse says:

    Not by that much, and that’s a function of the exchange rate anyhow, innit?
    More important, how much does he clear after taxes? I’ll take a punter’s chance and say it’s much more on the other side of the Atlantic.

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  4. 6
    Gordon Brown says:

    I would prefer if people were judged on results

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  5. 7
    tommy5d says:

    Surely though running the NYT is an easier job than the Beeb?

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    • 15
      Norman Stanley Fletcher says:

      Isn’t the NYT in the business of trying to make a profit? If that’s the case, Thompson’s going to have to learn PDQ that you can’t just go on spending other people’s money indefinitely.

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  6. 8
    Julian the Wonderhorse says:

    A pay cut then

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  7. 9
    Jon Luisada says:

    £670,000 is about $1m.

    Did the Beeb do bonuses?

    Regards
    Jon Luisada

    MyFirstServer Ltd.

    0783 460 7932

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  8. 10
    Cherie Blair says:

    we are all socialists now!

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  9. 12
    Cato Street Conspirator says:

    I’m surprised, Mr Fawkes, that you use the expression ‘earning’ in this case. ‘Being paid’ is the correct terminology. Thompson has never ‘earned’ anything.

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  10. 17
    gulliber says:

    Is there anything more boring than the comments on a guido thread? Maybe ZH comments?

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    • 26
      Cato Street Conspirator says:

      You wouldn’t have been able to say that abut the comments in Pravda, for obvious reasons.

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  11. 19
    Blind leading blind says:

    Understand his first job is to move the offices to Los Angeles

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  12. 20
    Terrible But True says:

    Market rates.
    Which market, whose rates… less clear.
    Now, this massive bonus lark… wasn’t the BBC rather less than keen on such things?
    Or is this another ‘unique’ to the collection?

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  13. 22
    HenryV says:

    Socialism may not work, but it certainly pays.

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    • 27
      Cato Street Conspirator says:

      Or as we used to say in the Soviet Union, ‘Socialism may not pay, but we certainly have to bloody work’.

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  14. 23
    Nonjob says:

    Anyone who pays the extortion that feeds the BBC parasites, is complicit in aiding erroneous socialist ideals to destroy our nation.

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  15. 25
    JH says:

    Hew, if the NYT want to pay this lefty prick $4 million let them. Lets see if he can actually create any wealth. It’s nice that he is not leeching off telly tax payers any more.

    I choose not to buy papers, like I choose to not pay the telly tax.

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  16. 30
    Pundit Too. says:

    Thompson will be out within 2 years.
    CEO’s are biting the dust in ever increasing numbers in the USA’s upper echelon companies.

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  17. 31
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My TV screen was that window at lunch-time today.

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