Saturday, February 28, 2009

Best month ever for McClatchy Watch

My Stat Counter tells me I've had over 148,000 hits in February -- crushing last months' record of 55,000. Thanks to all of you who visit and post comments and send links and tips.
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46 comments:

Anonymous said...

Just think...when McClatchy sends the next batch packin, it's going up even more. They can't be policed anymore.

McClatchy Watch said...

8:15 -- You're right, I should have given a lot of the credit to MNI.

Anonymous said...

I was thinkng the same thing. It's the inverse of how "well" MNI is doing.

So then, if MNI ever became a straight shooting paper (HAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHA) this blog would be out of business?

Then I suspect You're going to be around a lot longer than MNI!

Anonymous said...

"The next batch" OMG are these people just numbers or fodder to you! Oh the humanity of it all!

Answer: Yes, just like the next batch of never read news papers headed to some landfill somewhere.

Anonymous said...

when mcclatchy sinks for good, you'll crash to earth with the humiliating thud you so richly deserve. until then, i'll keep checking.

Anonymous said...

when mcclatchy sinks for good, you'll crash to earth with the humiliating thud you so richly deserve. until then, i'll keep checking.

Not to worry, there are plenty of other far left drivel newspaper chains to go after:

NY Times Watch
Hearst Watch
Lee Publishing Watch
Tribune Watch
etc.

Anonymous said...

Ironically, when this site crashes, the world MNI once knew, will be no more. We witness the passing of what will never be again.

The exchange of loud voices over the buzz of the press room, the shouting as the presses roar to life, the gossip, vacation and retirement talks, all gone. The union cards, and the vanquished dreams, all gone.

The smell of fresh print, paper spinning from its rolls, the humming of machinery, all gone. Only silence, the deafening silence of what once lived there.

A place where the presses will never speak again. A place where only the echo is made by the scurrying of rats. And what of this wondrous and hollow empty vacuous shell.

When the shell of what once was awakens, it will be to the sound of the hydraulic cranes moving the presses to China, and the jackhammer making way for the condo-conversion.

And as the lights turn black, you are privy to and made possible this black ink death that you, and you brought upon yourself. Bow your head, as it was you who brought the presses to quiet

Anonymous said...

Bow your head, as it was you who brought the presses to quiet.

Actually, look in the mirror. It was you and those who worked at MNI who brought this chain to near bankruptcy.

You look down and spat on your customers and they revolted.

The Revolution Won't Be Televised. Heck, it won't even be printed.

McClatchy Watch said...

"when mcclatchy sinks for good, you'll crash to earth with the humiliating thud you so richly deserve."

You are right about the audience demand for the information on this blog. Once the MNI train wreck is finally over and the "accident scene reports" are filed, there won't be any need for this blog. When that happens I'll look for something else to occupy my time.

Which means, as 8:26 noted, I'll be around longer than MNI.

Anonymous said...

Anon 9:17 Dude, you got me wrong. The "you" are the MNI people
who brought this on themselves.

I could never write well enough for MNI to employ me

McClatchy Watch said...

9:30 OK, I misread your post, thanks.

Anonymous said...

I could never write well enough for MNI to employ me.

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Something I learned first hand. You don't have to write particularly well. You simply have to write from the proper perspective...or....learn not to complain when your name appears on an article that looks nothing like what you turned in.

If you're going to stand on principal, you're in the wrong business.

Anonymous said...

I love how many of you revel in dozens losing their jobs, talk about how they brought this on themselves, I guess none of you realize that the people who will lose their jobs are not dictating policy, they are not the ones who make financial decisions.

They are people who work, people who try to sell a product that isn't what advertisers want anymore because advertisers choose shiny and new over proven. They are people who go out and do what they are told despite the fact that few of them have seen more than a 1.5% raise in the past 5 years.

No you revel in what you think is your victory over the left leaning socialist bastards responsible for your problems, but the problem is those are not the people who are losing their jobs, nope it is the people who can't even get a pass into their neighborhoods.

The politics of the Bee were set decades ago, this "bias" everyone sees is nothing new. What is new is a massive fail at the highest levels of government that flushed our entire country down the drain.

So as you dance on the graves of those who are losing their jobs remember that none of them danced when tousands of people lost their jobs at dozens of retail outlets or restaurants or financial firms or auto dealers, no the ones that will lose their job felt every loss in this community but somehow most of you feel they are only worth kicking when they are down.

Nice work.

Anonymous said...

I guess none of you realize that the people who will lose their jobs are not dictating policy, they are not the ones who make financial decisions.

To the contrary, most of us do understand that. However, the blame falls on the shoulders of those responsible for producing a product that was propaganda and, yes, very biased.

Those persons alienated the customers, thus leading to the fall of MNI. They pushed an agenda.

Just like Goebells, they are paying a severe price.

Anonymous said...

California is becoming like a third world country. They can’t meet their budget, so they spend even more on their Socialistic programs. The newspapers should have been pointing out how fast the state was sinking with their ‘Blue’ state legislators, but that was the liberal agenda, to make everyone equally poor.

Now, we have the complaint that these poor agenda driven people are going to lose their jobs. Look at your voting record, you voted for the programs that has a state so in debt it is going to drag the whole USA into the third world with it. The agenda you wanted is here, knock yourselves out kneeling for your Messiah.

Anonymous said...

Ironically, due to this site, and MNI people being bombarded by the facts, I actually think some of them either “get it.” or are starting to.

After a few tries at new jobs, and finding one that suits them, and after seeing their pay stubs in a few years, the haze will lift, and they will get it.

Anonymous said...

MNI people, you are almost there, the Socialism you crave is at hand for you. Everyone will be equally poor. Everyone can spend hours comparing your misery. The government will take care of you cradle to grave. Barry ACORN Soetoro has his hand on the tiller! Rest easy!

Anonymous said...

It seems like someone is always trying to set a narrow discussion agenda for this site, but I enjoy the range of subjects, and the back and forth comments. It was the one-sidedness of opinion that has brought us to the brink of despair. If nothing else, we sure as hell ought to get that!

Anonymous said...

The MNI Iraq reporters were openly dishonest, and everyone knows it. How is it they still have a job at all?

Anonymous said...

The old ‘hangover’ reporters from Knight Ridder are untouchable.

Anonymous said...

If we knew what the foreign bureau actually costs to maintain we would be angry. Someone wrote here, “Save money, Twitter Hamas.” I finally get that, the bunkers boys wrote inflammatory articles while our troops were in harms way. Shame on everyone that let that happen, and said nothing. Truth to Power, what a crock of shit!

Anonymous said...

Anon 5:58 I have never heard any MNI sheeple ever be fully honest about your companies bias, never.

Some of you come close and quietly understand the causal connection of your impending bankruptcy

Well, at least the dishonesty or blindness is consistent with your employers failed policies.

Anonymous said...

As for the Knight Ridder drinking bender buddies, the lost souls drink and laugh to mask the pain of knowing what’s right and true, juxtaposed with their knowing complicity of them twisting their news stories to screw America and satisfy their Marxist bosses.

Their bloated bellies, blood shot noses and, “Kid I remember when” bar tales at their local watering holes, will soon be but a memory.

Soon, their cocky swagger will give way, to a trip to the local liquor store for a bottle of rot gut, drunk alone in quiet shame.

Anonymous said...

Kevin, how many of those hits did you delete?

Anonymous said...

The increase in hits is employees watching to see how fast the company is going down the crapper and find out how soon they may be on the streets. MNI is NOT known for keeping staff informed...just on fixed incomes!

Anonymous said...

Can we please all start ignoring this vile blog...all together now? I'm tired of being compared to Goebbels every time I post something. And look, as a professional newspaper person, I can even spell his name correctly!

Find out from friends what that other blog's URL is and get off this one.

Anonymous said...

Uh, the note above this box says abusive comments will be deleted. So how come your posters are allowed to constantly compare people who aren't Marxists and Nazis to...Marxists and Nazis?

Anonymous said...

So how come your posters are allowed to constantly compare people who aren't Marxists and Nazis to...Marxists and Nazis?

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I believe that I will borrow the Marxist/Nazi/Liberal line in response.....

Where's the proof that you're not a Marxist/Nazi?!

Look Dude, if someone is calling you a Marxist or Nazi every time you post something, then maybe you need to examine your thought process. Once or twice, they might be wrong, but if it is every time, I am looking at you....or were you exaggerating? (cough, cough lying)

Anonymous said...

Yes, genius, it was a slight exaggeration. Some forms of rhetorical exaggeration are acceptable in debates (these words too big for you?). Some, like comparing people to Nazis, are not.

Many of us who keep getting glamed with these insults aren't saying anything at all political, so we're not bringing these nasty comments on myself. My point is that these comparisons, especially the Nazi one, are so over the top that you've discredited yourself beyond anything we've seen from the liberals you so despise who, yes, I agree, dominate our Washington coverage. If you can't make simple moral distinctions, no one will ever take you seriously. You'll have no effect whatsoever on serious debate. When I leave McClatchy (where I have NOTHING to do with any Washington or international coverage, so stop assuming that I, a McCain voter, am part of the problem as you see it), I'll never look at this blog again.

If the moderator could step in and try to raise the level of debate, it might help. But I get the impression he's one of the main culprits.

Our internal data from Circulation and Marketing depts (full of conservative businessmen, btw) show that it's the Internet and the aging of the pre-digital generation that's killing newspapers, not political bias.

Grow up.

-- a moderately conservative, soon-to-be-former reader of this blog

Anonymous said...

There you go, trying to set the rules again. Look GENIUS, no one gets censored here because you don't like the characterization of your ideology that you attempt to deny. (or is that word too big for you, you sanctimonious bag of wind?)

Leftist, Marxist, Liberal, Maoist, Communist, Nazi, they're all birds of a feather and there to my knowledge no one has been deleted for Fantasist, Capitalist, Redneck, Moron, Idiot or any of the little insults that you folks toss around.

You get deleted for filthy language, and spamming here, otherwise speak your mind. I know you hate that, it just kills you all not to control the conversation. You need to get used to it though. You won't be able to control it much longer.

As for your internal data? You haven't gotten it right for several years. Why on earth would you trust it now? You've obviously missed something. Like it or not, your horrible desertion of an objective news source to an ideological arm of Socialist Politics has had a devastating effect on your business, but it is easy to hide this fact due to the tail spin that your have been in for several years.

One last thing. Threatening to leave here draws laughs, it doesn't change the rules. When you do that, you sound like a Marxist/Nazi control freak with his nose out of joint.

Maybe you're just subjected to so many leftists that you picked up their speech patterns. For that you can be forgiven.

Anonymous said...

So 5:23, put your name to your post you coward. Chickenshit little right-wing moron. If your close to Sacto I'll meet you anywhere you like and kick your punk ass.

Anonymous said...

Ewwww, threats from a San Fransissian!

TheTruth said...

What's a matter coward, can't pull yourself away from molesting children long enough to put your name down, you little punk bitch!!!!

TheTruth said...

That's what I thought coward. You talk a lot and that's about it. I'm sure your backwards thinking ass is married to your sister too!!!

Anonymous said...

LOL Our spammer is back!

TheTruth said...

Once again your anonymous! An anonymous pussy. I don't know about being a spammer but I do know that unlike a lot of these folks that let you run them down and talk your madness, I'll meet you and we'll see how tough you are sissy! Of course your too much of a child molesting punk to show yourself. What a bitch!

TheTruth said...

You better hope I can't track where you are sissy. I'm sure that Kevin will be keep you a secret unless I can bribe him to give you up. All you creeps are buyable....

Anonymous said...

Once again your anonymous! An anonymous pussy.


Little dick please. You're anonymous yourself and threatening people who are anonymous. Are you truly that stupid or are is daddy you with manhood and just forcing the words from your mouth.

You're a joke.

TheTruth said...

Then put your name on your post pussy. You in Sacramento or are you too scared to tell me that?

TheTruth said...

Scared little girl? I'd like nothing more then to meet you somewhere and help you get some manners.

TheTruth said...

I like the way you reference "daddy" in your reply. You are molesting kids huh? Coward.

Anonymous said...

The Truth - He's a stud.

http://www.ebaumsworld.com/pictures/view/209979/

TheTruth said...

And your a dud! It's cool, to be honest I knew from what you were saying that you were a coward and a punk. Leave the kids alone and get some help dipshit! I doubt that you can be fixed but don't give up and in the end, (which is where you take it), you will always be the pathetic little punk loser that you are!!!!!

TheTruth said...

Looks like you must be "dial-up" to. Hope that's not because we are taxing your rich ass too much!

Anonymous said...

I think you're gonna break some more records this month!

Anonymous said...

OMG. Tears rolling down my cheeks reading this shouting match. Too funny.

Confidential to Mister I-can-spell-Goebbels-correctly: I'm glad Obama is president AND I delight in reading about McClatchy's richly earned decline, not because I want to see large business go under or get even, but because when I worked for them, I sensed there was something off about the editorial and business practices. I remember when Pruitt started his spending spree by buying the Minn Star-Trib for a billion. There I was, surrounded by editors outlining ideas for me I knew were cracked. Like most of my colleagues at the time, I would not consider voting for a Republican. I still wouldn't.
Can you understand there are left-leaning people who ALSO think McClatchy is rotten? Think about that before you characterize this blog and its posters.