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Death of Newspapers. How will it change us?

by James Denison / April 21, 2011 3:45 AM PDT
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For me, not at all.
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / April 21, 2011 6:03 AM PDT

{Note, i used the Clarification request option to reply, otherwise there would only be 2 replies}.

I stopped buying daily and week-end newspapers in the early 90s. I was disillusioned with the way they became politically polarised and supported one party. Then in the mid-90's Robert Maxwell, the owner of the Mirror Group here raided his employee's pension funds for to prop up his ailing business. He disappeared off a yacht a short while later and was never found.

Then of course, Rupert Murdoch. A staunch Labour supporter with Tony Blair from the general election in 97, now a staunch supporter of the current Conservative party. And also now on course to take over the world.

What happened to just News and unbiased comment?

Mark

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just the local for me
by James Denison / April 22, 2011 5:03 AM PDT
In reply to: For me, not at all.

I don't get the Baltimore Sun or Washington DC papers. They are too big and I'd rather get news from TV or internet. Of course there's other stuff in the papers, but the only thing I'd be interested is the more local to me stuff.

I think I'll not use this question format again if only 2 replies can be used.

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No loss here
by C1ay / April 21, 2011 3:51 PM PDT

I can't believe they're still afloat financially. I haven't paid for a newspaper since the mid 90s.

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If there is mercy
by James Denison / April 22, 2011 5:08 AM PDT
In reply to: No loss here

This question format will die the death!

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It will change my life in the summer
by Steven Haninger / April 21, 2011 6:52 AM PDT

I'll need to find a new way to light the charcoal on my trusty old Weber kettle BBQ.

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use mail
by James Denison / April 21, 2011 9:31 AM PDT

I run my crap mail through a shredder and there's plenty of it to fire up a grill each week.

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Steven, James
by C1ay / April 21, 2011 3:50 PM PDT

Wow, thread depth goes quick on 'Question' threads...

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Clay
by James Denison / April 22, 2011 5:06 AM PDT
James,Take all that junk mail and shove it in some of those postage paid return envelopes they send out with some of it.


LOL, I've done that before, but the ones that really get me are the ones with the plastic fake credit cards in them. It forces you to open and remove that before putting through the shredder. I've been tempted to send them junk back, but since they usually have access to credit reporting agencies, don't need the grief if one of them took exception and filed a bogus matter with one of those agencies.
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Reply about the question format
by Steven Haninger / April 22, 2011 5:34 AM PDT

since I cannot reply directly. I think this option has some potential to be useful. Perhaps the best uses haven't been found. As well, one who selects this post type may not know to expect the conversation limit. It's something new and members are not yet accustomed to all of the features dropped all at once.

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