Here is a sample from the Modesto Bee's web site:
... its smaller n harder 2 read...n my carrier can't get on the drive way...who needs delivery with Mod.bee.com....
Your print quality will not get better, WHY? A quote from 2 pressmen who worked on that particular press..."It's a piece of crap". The gaffs and errors such as missing comics and missing color will continue because YOU are in Modesto and the PRINTING is in Sac. No oversight, people who don't care.
The Sactown presses are not "new", paper width is the only major change to the press. Sactown has been printing narrower since July on the presses."Offset ink" will always rub off, there is no minimizing. The press crew standards seem to be lower with color pages out of register all week,ink transferring or missing from paid ads (My Sunday paper H-4 missing color (red) on the Celebration page), duplicate comics on Friday, things that would have never left the MoBee pressroom.
Still more from my blog:
... the mediocre product that is being forced on the remaining subscribers will not get much better. Look at the Sac Bee and how fine their paper has looked over the years. History will be repeated with the Modesto product.
Hey it rained last night - it's 8:35 am and I still have not received my Saturday paper, & the 800 phone number is busy - I can not get through.
As always, your comments are welcome.