I will probably let my “State” subscription lapse this year. I am currently getting local fluff news (who killed whom, prom queen, etc), comics (that I like), the AP wire news (one column), the death notices, and limited opinion. I also get a heck of a lot of advertising, and that is not the reason I take a paper. I’ve been reading a newspaper since (and probably while) I learned to read. But now there’s nothing there. Do I go to the N.Y. times, or WSJ? But why go to a newspaper that’s talking about another area altogether, and can provide no local news...?
I cancelled after 60 years and (at the suggestion of Ms. Sill) ordered the WSJ. I also added the Investors Business Journal. The editorial page is always timely and the political cartoons hard hitting. The IBD is available at investors.com and tey offer a free 2 week trial.
Bingo, we have a winner! (hat tip mz sill)
Sac Bee's news boss Melanie Sill admits blatant bias in editorial today:
"There's no dispute that The Bee has a liberal editorial page on most issues, though not all matters, and has mostly endorsed Democrats.
We won't change our editorial philosophy to placate critics."
You go Girl!!! Regards to E&P
Plus, it hurts my eyes to read what little news McClatchy offers when it’s presented in the form of a postage stamp.
I hardly ever based any purchases off newspaper advertising. I seldom even looked at the inserts and page ads. They were always an annoyance, keeping me from finding what I wanted to read. Now there's nothing really to read.
I like the WSJ too. At least they have editorials that make sense. No more Bee for me.
It takes every paper for the whole week just to start my fireplace one night !
Need to hit the recycle truck one night...
The real question is, "Why do millions of households in McClatchy markets and others still subscribe to printed newspapers?
I cancelled my paper yesterday. The Bee reflects mz sill. It's irrelevant.
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