Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Can this newspaper be saved?

We're talking about the Strib. Mitch thinks so, so long as it ceases being a newspaper. Here's a bit from Rupert Murdoch that Mitch quotes with approval:

With newspapers cutting back and predictions of even worse times ahead, Rupert Murdoch said the profession may still have a bright future if it can shake free of reporters and editors who he said have forfeited the trust and loyalty of their readers.

Spot is sure that Mitch approves the Fox model of news gathering news making; it's much more soothing than having to confront the occasional contrary opinion or inconvenient fact. That's why Spot pisses Mitch off so much, too.

Here's how Mitch ends his little diatribe:

The Strib is worse than most; not only are we peasants too stupid to think for ourselves, they send Lori Sturdevant and Nick Coleman to do our thinking for us.

No Mitch, it's Rupert who knows that you are too stupid to think for yourself.

Spot would rather put a bullet in the beast than have the Strib sink to what Rupert and Mitch think makes a good newspaper.

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