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  •  I always find it amusing (6+ / 0-)

    and saddening to walk past a row of newspaper boxes in front of the courthouse every day.

    Just by looking at USA Today, the L.A. Times and the San Diego Union/Tribune, you can get a fair idea of what the owners want the U.S. to be thinking.

    I am not religious, and did NOT say I enjoyed sects.

    by trumpeter on Thu Jul 25, 2013 at 02:40:20 PM PDT

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    •  What you are seeing (2+ / 0-)
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      That is not "what they want you to be thinking about"; it's their best guess on what many of your fellow citizens want to be thinking about. It is their "bet" on what will inspire someone to drop some quarters and lift the lid on that box. You've got two avenues open to you to change what you see. 1.  Let the paper know that you are wanting to think about something else. 2. Persuade large numbers of your fellow citizens to do likewise.

      “Texas is a so-called red state, but you’ve got 10 million Democrats here in Texas. And …, there are a whole lot of people here in Texas who need us, and who need us to fight for them.” President Obama

      by Catte Nappe on Thu Jul 25, 2013 at 02:58:04 PM PDT

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      •  Not the Union/Tribune. (5+ / 0-)

        The U/T tells you what they think is important.  The owner is a strong-arm bandit.  Their sales numbers have plummeted since Manchester bought it, and he doesn't care.  He owns all of the regular papers in the county, and uses them for blatant propaganda.

        USA Today tells you what they think will sell papers by entertaining/distracting the buyer.  They put drivel like the royal baby on the cover, because they want their audience to be TV watchers.  Almost a tabloid.

        The LA Times (so far) tries to put news there, but not for much longer, I fear.

        I am not religious, and did NOT say I enjoyed sects.

        by trumpeter on Thu Jul 25, 2013 at 03:39:05 PM PDT

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      •  The San Diego Union-Tribune (2+ / 0-)
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        owners have always worked hand in glove with the powerful, moneyed interests in the county.  They have never responded to what the public wanted.  And it has only gotten worse in the last decade.

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