MrV
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October 23rd, 2016 at 2:05:22 PM permalink
Looks like Trump finally picked up an endorsement from a major newspaper:

see: LVRJ editorial

Seems odd, as only a couple days ago Adelson seemed very unhappy with The Donald.
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Joeshlabotnik
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October 23rd, 2016 at 3:04:22 PM permalink
Quote: MrV

Looks like Trump finally picked up an endorsement from a major newspaper:

see: LVRJ editorial

Seems odd, as only a couple days ago Adelson seemed very unhappy with The Donald.



God, what a load of reactionary tripe.

It's full of just plain lies, such as that Clinton "has spent most of her life on the public payroll" (she hasn't, not even close, and even if that were true, so what?) and she would personally repeal four of the first ten Amendments. It's the bleatings of a very disturbed old man.

I hope that the LVRJ loses hundreds of thousands of readers as a result of this fascist screed. I know they've definitely lost at least one.
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October 23rd, 2016 at 4:56:57 PM permalink
Interesting that:

"Nevada journalist and talk show host Jon Ralston is reporting that John L. Smith, a columnist at the Las Vegas Review-Journal, has resigned from the paper after his editor, the newly installed Keith Moyer, banned him from writing about their employer’s new owner, the Nevada billionaire and GOP power broker Sheldon Adelson, as well as fellow billionaire Steve Wynn, who owns a number of hotels in Las Vegas.

Per:

http://gawker.com/las-vegas-review-journal-columnist-resigns-after-paper-1773198376

04/26/2016
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MrV
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October 23rd, 2016 at 5:05:10 PM permalink
Well of course.

People have been nuked from this board for criticizing the owners; why should reporters get a bye?

Old proverb: "Don't $^#* where you eat."
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October 23rd, 2016 at 5:30:26 PM permalink
Quote: Joeshlabotnik

Quote: MrV

Looks like Trump finally picked up an endorsement from a major newspaper:

see: LVRJ editorial

Seems odd, as only a couple days ago Adelson seemed very unhappy with The Donald.



God, what a load of reactionary tripe.

It's full of just plain lies, such as that Clinton "has spent most of her life on the public payroll" (she hasn't, not even close, and even if that were true, so what?) and she would personally repeal four of the first ten Amendments. It's the bleatings of a very disturbed old man.

I hope that the LVRJ loses hundreds of thousands of readers as a result of this fascist screed. I know they've definitely lost at least one.



Yeah, I think Hillary worked for the Children's Defense Fund for a few months. She sells herself as a public servant and you pick that as a lie? At least you followed it up with a "so what". At this point, what difference does it make?....lol
onenickelmiracle
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October 23rd, 2016 at 7:16:13 PM permalink
Quote: MrV

Well of course.

People have been nuked from this board for criticizing the owners; why should reporters get a bye?

Old proverb: "Don't $^#* where you eat."

what exactly was it that used to keep the rich and powerful out of owning the media? Antitrust laws or their enforcement? Anyone know?
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Joeshlabotnik
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October 23rd, 2016 at 7:43:09 PM permalink
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what exactly was it that used to keep the rich and powerful out of owning the media? Antitrust laws or their enforcement? Anyone know?



No such mechanism has ever existed. When the media were more fragmented--small-town newspapers, local TV stations, and so forth--and there were no national networks or conglomerates, only big-city newspapers were really the province of the rich (think William Randolph Hearst, among others). But media is a business, and like many other business sectors, it has consolidated.
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October 23rd, 2016 at 8:26:48 PM permalink
Quote: MrV

Looks like Trump finally picked up an endorsement from a major newspaper:



Does this surprise anybody? The RJ is more biased than Fox News. I cancelled my subscription years ago, despite being almost free.

Forgive me if this is going off on a tangent, but I think the era of the paper newspaper is coming to an end. What few people still read newspapers are getting bad vision, like me, or dying. In a generation people will look back at newspapers like we view the buggy whip.
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Joeshlabotnik
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October 23rd, 2016 at 9:10:17 PM permalink
Quote: Wizard

Does this surprise anybody? The RJ is more biased than Fox News. I cancelled my subscription years ago, despite being almost free.

Forgive me if this is going off on a tangent, but I think the era of the paper newspaper is coming to an end. What few people still read newspapers are getting bad vision, like me, or dying. In a generation people will look back at newspapers like we view the buggy whip.



Funny, I always saw the combination of the LVRJ and the Sun as kind of entertaining. They put the stinkin' liberal stuff inside the Sun editorial pages. The combined two papers are a casino buffet of opinions. And yeah, the main event, the LVRJ, has always been to the right of Attila the Hun, but what do you expect of the main paper in a company town like Vegas.

I think the physical newspaper will die out, but it'll take a while longer than most people think. A lot of people were similarly expecting the imminent demise of the printed book, but aside from some loss of market share, that hasn't really happened.

I think that one thing that will save the newspaper is that the online versions are so crappy. I've frequently compared the experience of browsing the classified ads online to the physical paper. The online experience sucks. You have to jump through a bunch of dumb hoops, then you can't get the simple display that you want. The internet is all about massaging the content you get rather than letting you decide what you want to read. Oh, and online, Google gropes your computer and spyware and adware are installed without your knowledge.
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October 24th, 2016 at 6:00:52 AM permalink
Quote: onenickelmiracle

what exactly was it that used to keep the rich and powerful out of owning the media? Antitrust laws or their enforcement? Anyone know?

It didn't keep rich & powerful people from owning media outlets, but the FCC did limit the number of media outlets that one entity could own.

However, as we discussed briefly in the RNC: Make America Dumber thread, the Telecommunications Act of 1996 relaxed/eliminated these regulations.
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