Thursday, February 26, 2009

Big newspapers continue to rightly fall; like automakers, papers are victims of own arrogance

E.W. Scripps Co. announced today the Rocky Mountain News would cease to publish Friday, marking a growing tide of big newspapers around the country failing and folding.

And rightly so. Never has one industry been more biased against the reader and his or her interests, in favor of a liberal elitism serving the few.

Consumers have brought on this decline, as they have with the auto industry.

The San Francisco Chronicle faces the same lingering fate that the News had been facing. It is up for sale to anyone, or it will close. Philadephia's newspapers are in bankruptcy court.

Change comes. And with the newspaper industry, it is righteous one. The winners from this change will be the readers, who will now turn to community newspapers that are locally owned and respect the interests of their neighbors -- because their owners live there as neighbors, not as executives in some corporate palace states away.

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