This blog is mainly about the spectacular train wreck at The Sacramento Bee and its parent company, the McClatchy Company. But I also post about current events, the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, politics, anything else that grabs my attention. Take a look around this blog, hope you enjoy it.
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Sacramento Bee raises price for home delivery
Looks like the Bee is moving ahead with price increases. Via email:
"I just had a neighbor tell meshe got a letter from the SacBee today and they are raisingtheir rates Dec 21st. Homedelivery will increase 25cents a week to $3.50 a week."
It's your basic more for less.
The Bee raising prices, which will hasten its demise, is like watching a lung cancer patient smoking a cigarette. Speaking of lung cancer, do you ever see the leftist medical crisis people ever mention charging smokers more for government run insurance? Must be the top banana smokes!
Since the middle class is disappearing, maybe the Bee will be targeting high-income subscribers?? Obama is creating a poor/dependant class vs. rich/reponsible class war in this country. Even union members are dropping into the poorest segment with wage cuts, medical costs and job losses.
Access to information is a basic human right. Currently in this country there are millions of people who do not have access to adequate information dissemination. Many of these information deprived people are minorities.
We need to have a Department of Information Dissemination headed by an Information Czar. This department must make sure every person in this country has their own information access insurance. Pre-existing conditions, such as lack of payment for the service, disinterest, and inability to read should not preclude Americans from having total access to all of the information that the more fortunate Americans enjoy.
A program of information distribution will be revenue neutral and will not add to the deficit. All Americans fortunate enough to enjoy incomes greater than $100,000 for couples and $50,000 for single tax payers will be assessed a 2.l7% surcharge. This is not a tax. It is a surcharge.
Pruitt has read " Bad to Worse...How to Make the Effects of Recession Permanent". Good job Gary
They'll pay in dropped subs. Readers feel they're being screwed and that pisses them off.
You’re all missing the point, and their logic is completely understandable.
Since their paper is now the size of a postage stamp, and since the post office always raises the price of a stamp for their overworked and underappreciated employees, therefore the price of a McClatchy paper must go up!
The only reason I take the paper is that I can get it for half off as one of their "retirees". I don't know why anyone would pay full price for such a bad paper. It really is a shame how low it has fallen.
Raise price, cut quality, reduce the size and scope of the paper.
Can't you see the meeting when this business plan was proposed?
Can someone please tell me, with business decisions like these, how do they do meetings with a straight face?
Does anyone affiliated with the Sac Bee feel as though the Publisher, Cheryl Dell, is in way over her head? In Tacoma many of us were surprised she got promoted to Sacramento, as she helped to destroy the Tacoma News Tribune.
MNI is getting and got what it deserved.
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