Every op-ed piece we’ve seen on the dispute at Santa Barbara News-Press that resulted in the resignation of editor Jerry Roberts, a 25-year veteran of the Chronicle, and six of his colleagues has taken the side of the journalists. After all, they argued, the owner of a newspaper shouldn’t get involved in news gathering. Roberts concluded that private ownership of newspapers, as opposed to chain ownership, isn’t all that it’s cracked up to be. Here’s the opposite point of view from the London Guardian’s Roy Greenslade, who says Roberts “just isn’t thinking straight.”

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