Saturday, February 21, 2009

Saturday Feb. 21 -- Got news or a question?

If you have news or a question, leave it in comments.
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83 comments:

Anonymous said...

Having sucked the MNI teat dry, starving MNI Marxists locate, and suckle from unending supply of fresh milk.

Joseph Goebbels smiles from grave.

Many 'Star-Ledger' Reporters Turn to the 'Other Side' After Buyouts

NEW YORK At least 16 reporters and newsroom staffers at The Star-Ledger of Newark, N.J., most of whom left the paper in the past year's massive buyout, are now working for public officials or state agencies the paper covers.

In several cases, writers who covered a specific beat are now working for individuals or agencies upon which they once reported.

http://www.editorandpublisher.com/eandp/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1003943368

Anonymous said...

Any ‘Light Bulb Moments’ yet? What happened to the $500 million, donated by little moms and pops?
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Headline: $1.74 million deadbeats of the day: Obama and the DNC

“Shared sacrifice” apparently means shafting your hometown and letting your victory day celebration bills go unpaid. What happened to “We must all pay? ”The deadbeat fish rots from the head down.

Via Sun-Times :Chicago. ...despite a burgeoning $50.5 million budget shortfall that threatens more layoffs and union concessions. “The Democratic National Committee has not yet paid us,” ….
@michellemalkin.com
*************
Headline # 2
Philly to Obama: Hey, you owe us money, too!

Anonymous said...

Where’s the skinny on Pruitt’s shared pain?

The last salary information for Gary (‘UP YOURS’) Pruitt is dated 2007. When will the 2008 information be available? Even with wage freezes, and no bonuses, I want to see how much he shares my pain.

Anonymous said...

7:40 No surprises here. I worked for a state agency 15 years ago when the only major paper agreed to become press release central for them. It was a great victory. No more classes on how to deal with the press. From that point on, we were partners.

Anonymous said...

I am getting the biggest laugh on the liberal media. They say we have to give Obummer a chance. Just like the chance they gave President Bush, right?

Liberals think we have a short memory. When President Bush looked too good handling 9/11, they faulted him for taking a few minutes to finish a story he was reading to youngsters, rather than upset them. He was torn limb from limb for that. How petty, how disgusting, and from the enlightened ones?

I am betting half the journalists moaning and groaning about losing their jobs, threw their mental shoes at the President for that act of kindness. Sorry, not feeling your pain yet?

Anonymous said...

American voter to Obama after I month in office.

“I liked the false image I had of you better.”

Newsance said...

Saturday Sacramento Bee has paragraph after paragraph of the death of the Clinton cat, Sox. A short and inconspicuous few lines about Netanyahu being asked to form the Israeli government.

I guess the Bee knows best what is important to its readers!

Anonymous said...

Liberals don't play by the rules!
How did the normal people in Washington state let the Democrats count the votes three times until a Democrat was elected governor?

Finding votes that were mysteriously left in an office, and not under continuous lock and key, were counted for the Democrat? Have they no shame? Who gives a shit if Seattle loses both their so-called news organs? What the hell good are they?

Newsance said...

Democrats don't play by the rules? Of course they do! They make them! The real problem is that there are two sets of rules: one for Democrats and another for Republicans!

Anonymous said...

How fast Obama back tracks? He is going to meet himself coming and going any minute now.

Saturday, February 21, 2009
Clinton Drops Human Rights Talks in China; Could It Be Because Obama Needs a Chinese Loan to Fund the Stimulus?

“Both critics are correct in their assessment. But Clinton, and President Barack Obama, are more concerned with these days is how they are going to fund their massive government stimulus programs.”

http://news-cycle.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

"Liberals don't play by the rules!"


Well it is no coincidence that over 95% of the US prison population confirm an affiliation to the democrat party. This really is kind of a no brainer. Look at who they are, what groups they represent. Criminals, deadbeats, welfare queens, militant homosexuals, muslims, socialists, marxists, drug addicts, gang bangers and Journalists.

Not playing by the rules kind of goes with the territory don't you think?

Anonymous said...

Clinton Drops Human Rights Talks in China; Could It Be Because Obama Needs a Chinese Loan to Fund the Stimulus?
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Of course she did. If she didn't all the Chinese have to do is produce one of the 60+ people her husband allowed to escape after getting caught selling the hardened guidance systems necessary to strike US soil with nuclear missiles.
A whole lot of people still haven't forgotten that, and one yacking Chinese spy can ruin a whole manufactured legacy.

Anonymous said...

Anyone else notice how the Dems don’t shout President Bush caused this economic downturn? Could be the Dems using their ‘Social Justice’ theme forced Banks to make 100% loans? Now we have to pay the piper throughout the entire economy? Maybe because the Dems have been the majority in congress in charge of spending for two years? Maybe because the Dems can’t seem to find an honest person to help the Messiah rule? Old Nanny Palousy better drain the swamp again.
Bhahahahahahahaha

Anonymous said...

We need any MNI lib to respond here!

CRICKETS

Help, we need the other side of the arguement!

CRICKETS

Any Karl Marxists out there!

CRICKETS

I'll even take poetry!

CRICKETS

Anonymous said...

Obama the trickster has traveled to Canada to assure them that he was lying during his election rhetoric, souring speeches leaving the women fainting was the goal, not the truth, bros. Ya gotta know that by now. NAFTA , SNAFTA, who knows what the means? Um-Er, Um-Er, that little trade protection line in the Porkulus bill, it’s a lie too!
See ya if I need ya!

Anonymous said...

ACORN members are cutting the locks off houses boarded up due to bankruptcy. They declare squatters rights because it is their due! They did their part to elect Barry, and have now decided a free house payback is their due. The liberal press is still in Obama-Bend-Over mode. Now the banks may have to deal with a trashed, bankruptcy house. Pay on, pay on, regular honest people!

Anonymous said...

Re: “A short and inconspicuous few lines about Netanyahu being asked to form the Israeli government.”

The McClatchy boys did their best, but alas, it didn’t work.
$$$$ wasted on the foreign bureau? How many jobs could be saved?

Anonymous said...

why does it look as though all these posts are by the same racist asshole? crawl back under your rock numb nuts...and say hi to your pals pruitt and weaver

Anonymous said...

Even before I realized how slanted the McClatchy news really was, I questioned the biased expressions used against Israel. I still do not know why they just didn’t give us a complete picture, and let the readers form their own opinions. They just had to try and force their world view on us. I no longer believe a word they write.
NOT ONE WORD!

Anonymous said...

Know this isn't McClatchy-related, but ...

National Press Photographers Association website currently reports Denver Post layoffs of - hold on - MANAGERS! MANAGERS? MANAGERS?

IN-BLEEPING-CREDIBLE!

As an unemployed journalist myself, I take no glee in the misfortunes of other journalists, even a newspaper manager. I'm just shocked that the axes have finally hit some of these folks. Usually, it's the hard-working news grunts getting whacked. With layoffs, you can't touch the paper's golden children. Who'd be there to lead the grunts?

High-salary schmucks, those above you have just stolen your Kevlar vests. Now, if only my six-figure-salary, country-club-living, former executive editor (such a sweetheart - she approves newsroom layoffs with a smile) would get whacked - oops - I meant to write "parachuted."

Anonymous said...

Anon 11:08 Is that the best rant you can muster? Think outside of the 3rd grade box.

At least start with....WAHHHH It's not fair....WAHHHH

Anonymous said...

Knight Ridder took great pride in their foreign reporting. These hold-over bunker reporters probably make thousands upon thousands, plus perks. MNI will never let the cost of the foreign reporters be known. It would probably make laid off employees mad as hell.

Anonymous said...

Things are looking great for Jimmy Carter, ranked worst president!

Liz Peek: Stock Market
Gives Obama’s First Month An 'F'

Liz Peek is a financial columnist and the author of wOw’s Wall Street Weekly and SHEconomics.

Anonymous said...

As long as we're name calling, anyone who uses the term "Marxist" or it derivations in posts on this blog is an utter moron.
I know. Maybe we should turn it into a drinking game. One swig for Marxist, two for any mention of "Joseph Goebbels."
Lib and liberal are each worth one slug.
And "teat" and "suckle," shit, just drink the whole damn bottle because obviously the person writing such tripe is loaded, too.

Anonymous said...

What would you prefer to be called? We can make that a game too. If you choose something dishonest everyone gets to take a drink, then bend you over and give you a pimp whippin. We'll call it, "pin the tail on the nasty leftist."

Anonymous said...

How many times did the liberal writers label President Bush a neocon? My what a thin skin you have. Posters have a voice here to say what they want. It is amusing that the ‘liberal’ label pisses you off, but the label ‘neocon’ seemingly did not. Odd that!

Anonymous said...

Anon 12:07 A modern day tar and feathering. Love it!

Anonymous said...

Passing Hamas notes to Obama now, are we?

U.S. Officials Outraged at U.N.
Over Hamas Letter to Obama
Fox News, by Staff

U.S. officials are furious with the United Nations for its role in Hamas' attempt to enlist U.S. Sen John Kerry to transfer a letter from the Palestinian militant group to President Obama during Kerry's trip to the Middle East, an official source told FOX News. The incident also has raised security concerns over [how much Hamas knew about Kerry's travel plans.]

Newsance said...

Marxist-NAZI not much difference between international socialism and national socialism?

Tyranny is tyranny!

Anonymous said...

Journal Register files for bankruptcy

The Journal Register Co., owner of 20 daily newspapers, filed today for bankruptcy protection from its creditors. The Yardley-based company blamed a slump in advertising.

...In the fall of 2007, the company started cutting costs by selling its corporate jet...

A corporate plane for elitist lib filth? Why I though only GM had a plane?

Drinks on me boys. Another paper bus TITS UP!

Anonymous said...

Kerry is a POS who GLADLY will do anything to screw Ameica and pretend to be relevant

Anonymous said...

Keep Kerry under wraps! Why are we sending these idiots around the world? I thought times were tough? I guess just some of us are caught in an econmic downturn.

Anonymous said...

Tar and Feathers got a bum rap. Can you imagine what it would look like in San Fransissy if it were brought back? Chickens would flee to KFC and PETA would order up 10000 gallons of Jim Jones Juice.

Anonymous said...

Did anyone else read that Sen. Ted Kennedy is grooming his wife to take his place when he is too ill to function. What makes his wife qualified to take his place? What the hell is that all about?

Anonymous said...

I think that is just the press putting their pick out there to test the WATER.

Soon Dead Ted is to busy keeping his head above SLOBER to be grooming anyone for anything. Wouldn't it be great if he fell asleep and drown in his own DROOL?

Then McClatchy could play it up like Romeo and Juliet, with Ted being just a little late joining Mary Jo.

Anonymous said...

kennedy, lokeman, pigs from the same psudo-elitist trough

Anonymous said...

MNI brown shirts, (I mean nosers), would only be too glad to break the kenndey news

Anonymous said...

Tea Party U.S.A.: The movement grows

http://michellemalkin.com/2009/02/21/tea-party-usa-the-movement-grows/


Obama wants this story killed, like today!
There are so many news stories about a new Tea Party movement. There is a rumor that Obama has sent out the attorneys he used to smear Gov. Palin to ruin the man who dared say such a thing. I hope everyone has realized how dishonorable this sort of intimidation is.

Anonymous said...

I'm up for a Taxpayer’s Tea Party. Who? What? Where? When?

Anonymous said...

What about Joe the Plumber?
Obama also sent out his thugs to ruin Joe the Plumber for speaking the truth. Someone has to stop this tyranny. Where is the press?

Anonymous said...

Where's the press? Sucking hard and long at the DNC, or going bankrupt.

Journal Register files for bankruptcy

The Journal Register Co., owner of 20 daily newspapers, filed today for bankruptcy protection from its creditors. The Yardley-based company blamed a slump in advertising.

The company operates primarily in the Philadelphia and Cleveland areas, as well as throughout Michigan. Its newspapers include the Delaware County Times and the Trentonian near Philadelphia.

Anonymous said...

You asked:

Revolution is Brewing! Nationwide Chicago Tea Party, Feb 27, 2009! Be there for Liberty!!

Anonymous said...

Chicago Tea Party Taking on Steam Nationwide

After the famous Rick Santelli rant at the Chicago Board of Trade, efforts across the country to protest the Obama vote buying no-stimulus bill are increasingly being identified as “Tea Parties.”

Flopping Aces ^
http://www.floppingaces.net/

Anonymous said...

Why are these people talking about Obama and George Bush on this site.

We have some people spouting poetry, people obsessed with hating Obama.

They are not worried at all that the Repulicans put us in the finacial condition were are in now. They spent Quadrillion Dollars in Iraq, (a useless war) and ran up the national debt to the ceiling. Now they are blaming Obama_get real!

Skip the politics! I just wonder why the newspaper business did not report on the lousy job the former administration was doing looking out for our financial well being. Did Obama have something to do with that? Think not my friend.

The media should not have been blind to all the corruption and greed going on Wall Street and in Congress since the year 2001.

If we had known what was going on last spring and we SHOULD have, we could have changed our financial arrangements before it was too late.

It happened in ONE week in September and no one saw in coming. ASK YOUSELF, WHY NOT?

Anonymous said...

IDIOT MARXIST POST ABOVE DANGER DANGER

Anonymous said...

1:59 PM
You live in space or somewhere? You have been reading your own worthless rags too long. Contact Sen. Dodd, he'll give you the skinny on what happened!
Bhahahahahaha

Anonymous said...

1:59 PM
"It happened in ONE week in September and no one saw in coming. ASK YOUSELF, WHY NOT?"

No one is claiming this is a newspaper employee posting this, right?

Anonymous said...

Dear 8:53,

A few thoughts:

Other than incorrectly spelling the name of the late Clinton family cat, you're smart.

That is, compared to the "fair and balanced" slugs whose postings followed yours today. Okay, so you hate the cat. Fine. By the way, it's S-O-C-K-S, not S-O-X. That's either the Boston or Chicago baseball team; it's also the plural of "sock." So, buy the book "written" by G.H.W. Bush's dog Millie years ago. You'll love it, I'm sure.

Yeah, a White House pet writes a book. When you're done, send it to Rush, it'll raise his I.Q. by at least 50 points. I can live with that.

What I have issues with are the drunken twits who write (at a third-grade level) their opinions about their hero Joseph Goebbels or how Obama will be the next Joseph Stalin. They're bleeping nuts.

So, dear Newsance - What is that, anyway? "News Stance" I can understand, but "Newsance?" Maybe it's a typo. Been there. - you're a genius. You don't know the cat's name was S-O-C-K-S, but you're okay. Just stay out of journalism.

You know, that whole accuracy thing ...

Let's just try to keep this forum about McClatchy's decline - or maybe print journalism's decline. There is no room for some Bill O'Reilly wannabe having a drunken afternoon writing how this newspaper or that newspaper is "tits up." Really.

That's so third grade. Even Socks knew better.

Anonymous said...

-Sucker Package, new phrase-
“Obama's poll numbers are dropping, I heard the “Sucker Package” can’t take too much sunshine!”

Anonymous said...

Socks, Sox? WTF? Is this the chick that writes the poetry?

Anonymous said...

2:35 PM

You are a typical liberal, all in a twitter about the name of a cat. Put your red pencil away. You are so stuck in the old media. No one gives a shit about your Sox/Socks Nyah, Nyah, Na, Nyah, Nyah find. I understood the gist of the post without your nonsense. Your blue nose is so long, you can’t see around it. Go find your friends in the unemployment line. You can compare the length of your whatsits.

Anonymous said...

What a bunch of crazy idiots. Bla, Bla, Bla. Oh, that's right you can't do anything else. No president, no senate and no house. Gosh, that must be awful. So go for it here. We don't care. Bla, Bla, Bla.

Out of here.

Anonymous said...

1:59 PM
“They spent Quadrillion Dollars in Iraq, (a useless war)”

You don’t know that yet! Just because McClatchy and other useless rags did not tell you the truth, you did have other means to find better information. You forgot about 9/11 conveniently enough. You will soon know how foolish you have been. Too bad you hurt the rest of us in your ignorance.

Anonymous said...

They are not worried at all that the Repulicans put us in the finacial condition were are in now. They spent Quadrillion Dollars in Iraq, (a useless war) and ran up the national debt to the ceiling. Now they are blaming Obama_get real!

Skip the politics!
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We got another one boys and girls. Brain dead leftist who thinks that they control the conversation, then spouts a few lies declaring further discussion off limits.

God how I pray for a civil war where we can place a bullet in their pointy little heads and leave them where their sanctimonious asses fall.

Anonymous said...

I swear I'd buy 90 plus percent of you all on this thread a beer!

It would be fun conversation and stories.

Thanks all!!

Anonymous said...

'Star Tribune' Asks Judge to Cancel Contract With Printer's Union

Published: February 20, 2009

MINNEAPOLIS The Star Tribune is asking a bankruptcy judge to cancel its contract with its 116-member printer's union and impose new terms that would save the struggling newspaper $3.5 million a year.

http://www.editorandpublisher.com

Anonymous said...

Unconfirmed (as of yet) rumors that something's going on with the Raleigh and Charlotte sports depts. Gary Schwab, the sports ed of the recently combined staffs, could be on the chopping block, or his people could be. Anybody have any intel?

Anonymous said...

Perhaps this isn’t the ‘Change’ unions voted for a few months ago.
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Pressmen's Union Plans Protest Against 'L.A. Times'
E & P
By Joe Strupp

Published: February 20, 2009
Unionized pressroom employees at the Los Angeles Times, who ratified their first contract just last December, are claiming [unfair and even retaliatory treatment] from management, and are planning a Monday rally outside the paper to protest.

This rally is to protest and bring the public’s attention to the
recent announcement of mass layoffs and other [flagrant anti-union tactics] that management has used against us since we voted to ratify an employment contract in December…"

Anonymous said...

3:07, please tell me your in California or better yet, near Sacramento...

Anonymous said...

The NYT's stock is now cheaper than the Sunday paper.

Something to think about tomorrow, if you are still in the killing trees mode.

Anonymous said...

Today might set the record for most useless McClatchy Watch post ever. Congratulations, guys.

Anonymous said...

Most number of useless posts? Perhaps.

However, nexc week might be Judgement Day for McClatchy employees and there's a lot of fear.

I say just file for Chapter 11 just like what The Journal Register did today.

Anonymous said...

6:29: Amen.

Anonymous said...

3:07 Is a nutcase. He'll be in jail with thoughts like that. Then he'll see what hell is really like.

6:18 Agreed. I'm just going to skip weekends here and let the nutcases have it.

Anonymous said...

The Sox/Sock person is the nutcase. Do they read these blogs looking for some little error, or what?

Anonymous said...

I enjoy open comments once in awhile. Everyone can bring an opinion It is all freedom of speech. The folks that only want to hear the echo of their own thoughts don't do well in open discussions, I noticed that.

Anonymous said...

There is no hope for print newspapes. All the energy needs to be aimed at online editions now. One of the writing heads says journalists need to make the mental switch now. He says,"You might not know what the future holds, but you know what it doesn't."

Anonymous said...

One man likes to push a plough, the other likes to chase a cow,
But that's no reason why they cain't be friends.

Anonymous said...

Bu there is no money on on-line. Thats their issue. They be doomed

Anonymous said...

"3:07 Is a nutcase. He'll be in jail with thoughts like that. Then he'll see what hell is really like."




Uh oh! The thought police are here.

He doesn't sound like a nut case to me. Killing Communists, marxists and socialists are a proud and honored tradition in the United States.

Let us see. Barry Obama's first boss was going to exterminate 25 million Americans who wouldn't go along with the program.

California "educators" today promote heros such as Tookie Williams and what is that killers name that started the Kwanzaa scam?

Need we mention Che? Real popular California kina guy isn't he?

Story out of California the other day. Mao was justified in slaughtering millions. I don't even need to get into Hitler or Stalin.

Nope, he doesn't sound crazy to me. Just sounds like he wants to fight back. Can't put him in prison for wishing yet.

Anonymous said...

One man likes to push a plough, the other likes to chase a cow,
But that's no reason why they cain't be friends.
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That all depends on why the other is chasing the Cow.

Anonymous said...

Journal Register's Bankruptcy filing...for those of you who'd like to see what McClatchy's will look like.

http://online.wsj.com/public/resources/documents/registerfiling.pdf

Anonymous said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SnavrL5tzlQ

Funny as hell. One month in and McClatchy land is crumbing all around them.

Anonymous said...

I work for a large McClatchy newspaper and most of the employees are republicans. They gladly take a nice size check each week. They don't care if it has a liberal slant or not. They just want the check and a job. You right wing haters that keep talking about the unemployement line for all the liberals. Sorry, most likely it's one of you that post all this crap that's going to be standing in it.

Anonymous said...

To 5:38 and others:
As cuts unfold, many will be tempted to pass on rumors about specific people.
Problem is, there are plenty of rumors, little real information and EVERYONE is on the chopping block.
I suggest posters avoid specific names unless they have concrete information or are talking about someone at the editor or publisher level or above.
Do a little reporting in the halls or on the phone before endangering the reputation of any specific lower-level employees.

Anonymous said...

Nutcase says, "I work for a large McClatchy newspaper and most of the employees are republicans."

Bhahahahahahahaha

Now, why don't you tell us the paper is the Sacbee?

Bhahahahahahahaha

Anonymous said...

Anon 1:22 I'm with you Brudder!!

Anonymous said...

To sit in solemn silence in a dull, dark dock,
In a pestilential prison, with a life-long lock,
Awaiting the sensation of a short, sharp shock,
From a cheap and chippy chopper on a big black block!
To sit in solemn silence in a dull, dark dock,
In a pestilential prison, with a life-long lock,
Awaiting the sensation of a short, sharp shock,
From a cheap and chippy chopper on a big black block!
A dull, dark dock, a life-long lock,
A short, sharp shock, a big black block!
To sit in solemn silence in a pestilential prison,
And awaiting the sensation
From a cheap and chippy chopper on a big black block!

Anonymous said...

All i got to say is Thank God the republicans lost, just look at the crap they write in this blog.

Someone even wrote something about hoping there is a civil war so he could put a bullet in a leftist head.

Again, thank god stupid folks like that are in the minority now, the republicans messed up this counry so bad.

common since will tell you that things are bad and the reason is the leadership in the white house last 8 years

now ther is a change, now you cry and stomp your feet all you want but you have to live in a new america

GO OBAMA GO

Anonymous said...

Ok... the poet and the marxist are...in da house!!

Anonymous said...

Political pundits are already calling Obama a one term president that will free Jimmy Carter of the worst president title.
Bhahahahahaha

Anonymous said...

Nutcase 10:04 AM says:
GO OBAMA GO

Right, GO OBAMBI GO, find someone honest, or even someone that pays their taxes, to help you make the ‘Change’ to total corruption.

Anonymous said...

I love republitards... they taste like chicken.

I'll take the marxism any day over the social structure you've given us with the illusion of a two party system. No one - get that meat head - NO ONE has ever been elected to a ruling seat in this country without passing the muster of the ruling elite. The blue bloods. The old money.

By your writing, I can tell you aren't even a distant relative. Yet you'll blindly support the republicans for what? Because God told you to? Because "DEMS ARE GONNA TAKE MY GUNS"? Maybe it's because Jeb is your cousin. Whatever the reason, get over yourself. You people forced the rest of the civilized world into 8 years worth of a man who reads children's books upside down. I don't expect you to support an intellectual. For the love of all that is good and holy, realize this site is devoted to bashing a newspaper company. Not a political party.

And... hot tip for ya... don't assume all of us who voted the "christian" right out of Washington are liberal or unarmed. That would be a perilous mistake on your part.

The problem with inbreeding is that eventually it becomes painfully obvious.