I don’t typically read newspapers, because by the time I see stories I care about in the paper, I’ve already read about them online — with links to original sources, and dissenting commentary on controversial issues. Then there’s all the stories I see online that never appear in print at all.
Still, I was shocked to pick up a paper yesterday, and discovered that the Chron had merged the Editorial (“City and State”) and Business sections. In fact, there was only a single editorial page, including letters. For as long as I can remember, there’s always been at least two pages of commentary.
Still an entire Sports section. Still two and half pages of comics, including one page of color comics (in the daily paper, not just the Sunday issue.)
I hate to see this happen. The nation will be poorer for the loss of a strong, permanent record.
They brought it on themselves, though. They’ve been openly and egregiously partisan, not just against a sitting President in time of war, but against America itself, for the past eight years. And they weren’t just partisan towards Obama, they simply refused to do their job and investigate the man, while buying into made-up stories about his opponents, whoever they were.
The truth is coming out now, though, and people are beginning to realize the traditional press simply can’t be trusted anymore.
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