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Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Modesto Bee dismantles its printing press
A reader emailed a photo of the cavernous room that used to house the Modesto Bee printing operation. The Mod Bee outsourced printing to Sacramento over a year ago and the press has been completely dismantled. . . .
Folks, that picture right there is symbolic of what MNI will look like 5 years from now, probably sooner.
They dismantled reporting the news long ago, so this minor change is more than expected.
Are those union workers helping with the dismemberment in the background?
Any idea what happened to it? That is a very big chunk of sophisticated machinery to try to sell on Craigslist.
You know how they used the scrap steel from the 9-11 attacks in a warship?
The Moonbats had their own bit of symbolism. The Bee presses are now spread out and recycled as the tail pipe on 11,000 Obamamobiles.
Wow, that's a scary photo and symbolic of things to come at the other papers. Soon all will be online and those high-speed presses will be as obsolete as typewriters.
That's a picture you don't want to see while eating breakfast if you work for McClatchy. Sad, very sad.
Motown probably sold its press to the Kabul Daily Jidah where the stone age still rules.
this pic also is how mcclatchy newsrooms will look next year.
Parts went here there and everywhere. Some specialized parts were bought by the few presses similar to this one and the folder was purchased, but the rest saw the the flames and felt the heat of the cutting torches. Union workers cutting the press up? I don't think so as McClatchy busts up unions!
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