A Register Orange County Business News blog post that went up last night crows that it learned from "four inside sources" Monday that Burl Osborne will be named chief executive officer of the paper's parent company Freedom Communications Inc. of Irvine when the board meets later this week.
But close readers "OC Register Death Watch" posts on the Weekly's staff news Navel Gazing blog already knew that--15 days earlier. Here's what Death Watcher "davey threshire" wrote in the comments section at 4:59 p.m. June 1, under the post headlined "Will Freedom Take Playboy Down With the Register?":
Osborne will succeedScott Flanders
, who leaves Freedom at the end of the month to become CEO of Playboy Enterprises Inc.--something you also read first in the comments to another Navel GazingOC Death Watch post
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Eleven days after "davey threshire" broke the news that Osborne would become CEO, "Chuck E Cheese" whipped up a bio dripping with sarcasm in a Death Watch comments.
Freedom didn't have to search long and hard for this dinosaurer. Seems he was hiding out on its Board of Directors when he wasn't submerged in the La Brea Tar Pits. Here's his bio: