Ken Doctor (pictured), former KR Digital vice president, has 10 questions for McClatchy chief executive Gary Pruitt now that he has agreed to purchase Knight Ridder. Among them: “Were you surprised that Tony Ridder was surprised that you were going to re-sell 12 of his papers, including his hometown Merc?” and “Was it coincidence that 8 of the 12 KR properties you immediately put on the sales block were Newspaper Guild operations, making your chances of achieving significant cost savings more difficult?”

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