Well, what did you expect? An apology? From the NYT:
He says he solicited feedback from the staff, and personally answered 15,000 e-mails. "I did that as an attempt to create at The Tribune the same kind of collegial environment that's been so successful in everything else we've done," he said. "But it takes two to tango." People who know him well say Mr. Zell has a healthy ability to put his failures behind him and move on. But it is clear that the Tribune experience still rankles. He dismissed the notion that print journalists at Tribune might have had concerns other than making money. "In my experience, newspaper people are at least as greedy as anybody else," he said, "and any perception to the contrary is perpetuated by the media itself."
Never underestimate the ability of this guy to insist he's right - no matter how idiotic the claims. BTW, Tribune has yet to emerge from bankruptcy after more than three years.