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Is there corruption in Illinois politics?
Who knew? I don't suppose any former State Senators are tainted in any way.
It was reported that Blago
knew who someONE wanted to be replaced with, but Blago said "@@^%!$#@" him if all I get is appreciation !!!
This will be great !!
RE: him if all I get is appreciation !!!
That's a bribe if I ever hear one.
Corruption in Illinois??
Even harder to believe....
Corruption in politics?
with super low approval ratings and strong ties to the union
with super low approval ratings and strong ties to the union...I can't say I'm surprised at this... Glad P. Fitzgerald is on the case.
Some added news
The paper itself is filing for bankruptcy. Chicago Tribune and L. A. Times both are bankrupt. I guess those "chickens have come home to roost" after their glowing endorsement of Obama, LOL!! cluck, cluck!
If the papers
are in Obamas pocket...he'll save them.
or perhaps the money Bush has doled out will save them.
The Tribune Company is bankrupt.
Business at the papers continues for the time being.
This was long expected, as a casualty of cable TV and now the Internet. Just the first such, they say.
You're still free to hate pro-Obama papers. Pete Zenger says so.
But, "accuracy, accuracy, accuracy."
you're assigning cause.
I didn't. Just stated what's happening. Yes, it's been a process, but I can't help seeing it's culmination at this time as insignificant. Surprisingly, Sam Zell is NOT an Obama supporter, which shows even if you own it, you may not always have total control over it.
RE: I didn't.
you're assigning cause. - New!
by James Denison - 12/10/08 2:57 AM In reply to: The Tribune Company is bankrupt. by drpruner
I guess those "chickens have come home to roost" after their glowing endorsement of Obama,
is not the same as "because of". It's called English.
it also happened "after"
the moon, Jupiter and Venus had a Celestial summit meeting.
But you didn't mention that.
I agree with your reading.
This 'after' certainly suggests a causal relation.
IF it wasn't "because of" according to James
Perhaps James will tell us what it was "because of", and the "after affects", between the newspapers going bankrupt and their endorsement of Obama.
Why did he even mention Obama?
There you go again.
Like I said, it's English. Learn it.
There is on such thing as "after affects". When it's already "after" something was "affected" it becomes an "effect". Obama is just a point in time of a long history with the newspaper, but it's the most major last story they covered prior to the bankruptcy filing, maybe more of a casual relationship.
He fell to the ground
"after" I hit him on the head with a metal pipe.
if phrased the same it would instead say, "He fell to the ground after he was hit on the head". See, that indicates a point in time.
RE: See, that indicates a point in time.
But NOT why he fell?
I hope you're not a detective.
Zell and the Chicago Tribune
Prophecy by Schneider fullfilled. Zell stole the paper, got the employees to buy it for him, then ripped it off and now all of it's gone, including the billions from the employees pension funds. Welcome to the wonderful world of corporate raiders. Oh, Sam's tossing the dead body into the bankruptcy courts now, so there's that at least.
April 2, 2007
Sorry I started all this. Here's the only point
I was interested in, myself:
"This was long expected, as a casualty of cable TV and now the Internet. Just the first such, they say."
This just in!
Detroit Papers Slash Home Delivery
"9% Of Workforce To Be Cut
DETROIT -- Beset by falling revenue, Detroit's newspapers announced Tuesday that they plan to offer only three days of home delivery and will push their online editions instead, making the city the largest in the nation to have its daily papers undergo such a makeover..."
as a former paper boy
for the Tampa Tribune many moons ago (and delivery was often by the moon in early morning hours) there's a sense of melancholy in seeing a part of Americana begin to fade away, like the newspapers. I really think they could have a market, be profitable, if they'd become more selective in content and delivery. Make the paper more upbeat, lose some of the cynicism, report news and leave editorializing on the back of the A section where it belongs. Drop a lot of the political social issues which are often from malcontented marginal groups and instead concentrate on the local social scene, preferably all the happier events always going on in an area. Happy news, good news, can be news, and can sell. Quit trying to compete with the TV news for national news coverage, that was lost years ago, there's no way a newspaper can ever be more timely than TV, or the internet news sources. Realize that and adjust to report things that often doesn't make the evening TV news, do more in depth stories on local matters, help citizens in that locality feel a stronger connection to the area, feel like they know more of what's going on, like they are part of a community. I suspect most small town newspapers are doing about the same as before because they long ago started concentrating mostly on local stories and issues and left the state and national stories to other media. Lower the days of circulation. My local paper is printed twice a week, some areas such as cities might do better with 4 per week. Don't cram everything in the Sunday edition, spread it around.
Bottom line is,
make a product people are willing to pay for.
... at any given moment in history.
Good ideas, many of which have been tried.
'Spreading around Sunday' doesn't work in many cases because the readers need certain things time-sensitive. They're keeping Thursday and Friday e.g. because that's when Mom looks for sales for weekend shopping. But no more- now she has 3G Blackeberry with coupons delivered to her inbox.
Detroit paper has finally seen the light
Who would expect it to happen there first? Not that they are the first to provide online news site, but because they've realized the cost of paper printing needs to be cut back and are working on a solution to provide what's needed in paper print balanced against what can be provided better online. Newspapers really started facing their demise back when radio was invented, but because radio and even TV was so linear in it's new presentation, and the hearer stuck both with what interested him and didn't, newspapers managed to survive. Online news however gives the reader the same advantages now of reading ONLY the news he's interested in while pass over the stories he'd rather than spend the time on. That's something TV and radio can't offer, yet. The natural progression for newspapers is online reporting because the format of news presentation is almost the same, just not on paper, and the readers who liked being able to quickly flip newspaper pages to find what they wanted and ignore the rest can still do that.
Detroit newspaper is following my advice.
Or someone with the same advice.
What I said, "Lower the days of circulation. My local paper is printed twice a week, some areas such as cities might do better with 4 per week. Don't cram everything in the Sunday edition, spread it around."
"The Detroit Free Press and The Detroit News will become the first major metropolitan newspapers in the United States to end daily home delivery, the papers announced Tuesday.
"We're fighting for our survival," said David Hunke, publisher of the Free Press and CEO of the Detroit Media Partnership, a joint operating agreement between the two papers. "We think its time to take a geometric leap forward in what we've known as newspapers."
Beginning sometime in the first three months of 2009, the two newspapers will provide home delivery on Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays only, Hunke said in a news conference in Detroit, Mich. Papers will be on newsstands every day, and the papers' online offerings will be expanded, he said."
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