Might be more because it's outside of the U.S. You know our media doesn't
give a shit about anyone else.
Irks the hell out of me when I see headlines like, "300 people die in plane
crash, 1 American"
Like that one American is more important than the other 299 victims.
What are you watching and reading? Iraq usually get pushed *way* back
off the front page and all the talking heads are into gay sexual
encounters and starlets. Not counting the *PRE* invasion stuff, of course.
Newspapers don't want to p-off subscribers. Example, my local paper
which I dropped a few weeks ago except for the Sunday, called me today
and said because I'm such a good customer (Ha ha) they are going to
deliver to me 6 days a week for 13 weeks free. My Sunday subscription
which is $26 for 52 weeks will continue. I think they lost quite a few
subscribers in recent weeks due to a couple of stories they ran and the
negative Bush stuff they push.
They are now trying to boost their numbers so they can get the
advertising dollars. I have little mercy for their sorry asses.
LOL, exactly. The so called liberal Times (Chicago based Tribune Co)
has changed dramatically in the last few years, more and more fluff,
adding right wing columnists, and laying off long time employees. Last I
heard it changed hands (sold to Billionaire real estate mogul Sam Zell
in a two-stage deal valued at $8.2 billion, or $34 a share. The Internet
has really screwed with the bottom line of newspapers.
Couple of years back in an act of desperation (after I canceled) they
offered me a full year (seven days) for around a hundred bucks so I took
it. They offered again and again I took it. Habit. Been starting my
day with a newspaper for many years and the local rag really sucks. If
I don't sub I wind up scrounging for quarters (paying more) and driving
around so its a winner two ways.
The LA Times has been getting skimpier and skimpier over the past year or
so. First was the decision to print in the financial section only the
higher volume stocks, and the biggest mutual funds, not a complete financial
picture daily. Then a couple of months ago, they discontinued the weekly
(Sunday) TV section (but if you're so inclined, you can read it or print it
out on line, such a deal) and now the Sunday Times magazine, which used to
be a weekly issue, is now published only once a month. It's really
slipping, and the regional editions are a joke....in the Inland Empire
edition that I read, there may be one (at most two) stories of news in
Riverside or San Bernardino, no more.
Yep, and the new Op/Ed section on Sunday *really* sucks. Letters and
cartoons in miniature and half way it turns into the Book Section but
you have to turn it over (unless you can read upside down) if you want
to read it. <sigh>
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