There was time real newspapermen made fun of Gannett. It was the plain vanilla newspaper chain and, ugh, creator of USA Today, a compendium of factoids and lighter-than-air features. It was everything newspapers should never become.
But that was a time back. Those real newspapermen are retired or dead. The internet came along. The newspaper industry crashed.
Gannett is bigger, stronger. And if it ever cared what those old newspapermen thought, you wouldn’t know it.