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Thursday, January 23, 2020

This is the time to strike back

The media is already reeling. There is no reason not to pile on and add to their financial struggles when they attack, either directly or indirectly through weaponized defamation.
At the end of 2019, McClatchy, the media conglomerate that owns the Miami Herald and El Nuevo Herald, announced it would stop printing Saturday editions of the newspaper and run extended "weekend editions" instead.

As it turns out, beginning April 26, those newspapers will also no longer be printed in Miami-Dade County or by Miami Herald employees. Herald publisher and executive editor Aminda "Mindy" Marqués González last night announced in a companywide memo that the Herald is closing its Doral-based production plant and will instead print six days' worth of newspapers at the Sun Sentinel's press in Deerfield Beach. The Herald built its Doral printing plant eight years ago after McClatchy sold the daily's longtime headquarters overlooking Biscayne Bay to the Malaysian gambling company Genting, which then demolished the building.

Yesterday's decision also means the Herald will cut a staggering 70 jobs — 34 full-time and 36 part-time printing press and packaging employees.
With a very few exceptions, such as the Jeff Bezos blog aka Washington Post, the media cannot afford to fight. This is the perfect time to counterattack.

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Blogger Daniel January 23, 2020 7:28 AM  

The Des Moines Register got outspent by one college kid asking for beer money and a bicycle ride. Literally.

Blogger KeenEyedJoe January 23, 2020 7:29 AM  

What might the form of a counter attack look like? Legal action: defamation cases & lawsuits? Are there other more creative methods?

Blogger cheddarman January 23, 2020 8:15 AM  

Burn it to the ground

Blogger Nostromo January 23, 2020 8:19 AM  

Is it TMI to reveal this gives me a schaden-boner? Because this gives me a schaden-boner.

Blogger Ska_Boss January 23, 2020 8:22 AM  

Kick em while they're down! Let all those who peddle disinformation go out of business for good! Remember, these are the people who support globalism, free trade and movement, open borders, etc.
#LearnToCode

Blogger Paradise Lost January 23, 2020 8:28 AM  

The Columbus Dispatch announced that it was closing its west side printing plant and shifting production to a plant in Indianapolis.
No word if it would be renamed to The Indianapolis Dispatch.

https://www.dispatch.com/news/20200106/dispatch-print-production-to-move-reporting-will-remain-local

Blogger Gregory the Tall January 23, 2020 8:30 AM  

Bloggers Carlos Slim (who appears to be reasonably wealthy, too) and Jeff Bezos probably hate being called bloggers. A good reason to never call them anything else. The internet is the great equalizer. Carlos Slim's blog, the NYT, does not look one bit better on my phone that voxday.blogspot.com, but it drives people away with its paywall. Good riddance.

Blogger Silly but True January 23, 2020 8:31 AM  

I came across a fascinating media tool from 2013 to assist the Minnesota Methodist Congregation — which last year passed resolution of support for gay churches in response to the worldwide United Methodist Church condemning it — to indoctrinate its congregation to the gay path:
https://www.minnesotaumc.org/files/content/marriage_study_guide.pdf

Some points:
“ While not absolutely necessary, pilot testing revealed participants were able to delve deeper if they had read the foundational background material prior to participating in a session led by a trained Deliberation facilitator.
Participant Recommendation
1. Read guide
2. Complete worksheets
3. Participate in Deliberation session conducted by
a Minnesota Conference UMC trained facilitator 4. Reflect privately afterwards”

Mind you, the Minnesota Conference UMC voted 85% in support of gay marriage. A “Deliberation session led by Minnesota Conference UMC trained facilitator” is code for a gay advocate to propagandize to the congregation.

Post-script: the plan didn’t work and so Minnesota Congregation UMC has chosen a new way forward:

United Methodist Church Seeks Recipe For Success: Age Discrimination and LGBTQ Teachings

https://nationalfile.com/united-methodist-church-seeks-recipe-for-success-age-discrimination-and-lgbtq-teachings/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=united-methodist-church-seeks-recipe-for-success-age-discrimination-and-lgbtq-teachings

Blogger Randomatos January 23, 2020 8:49 AM  

And salt the ground. Maybe mix in some strontium or depleted uranium, just to be sure.

Blogger HouellebecqGurl January 23, 2020 8:55 AM  

Pretty much says it all, really.
They must be crushed
Learn to mine coal.

Blogger David Ray Milton January 23, 2020 9:14 AM  

A newspaper dying in a boomer stronghold? That’s a bad sign.

All online content is going paid subscription. In a terrible strategy move, however, the newspapers have sided in the partisan culture war with the side that can’t read. And I don’t think their payment processors accept EBT.

And don’t bother learning to code, because those jobs are already taken by the immigrants they love so much.

Blogger Hoyabembe January 23, 2020 9:19 AM  

Keep going woke, moron businesses. And I don't like how that editor lists her informal nickname. She's not my friend, I'm not looking to be her pal. I just want a good newspaper.

Blogger tuberman January 23, 2020 9:42 AM  

Search and Destroy-- finances first.

Blogger Student in Blue January 23, 2020 9:49 AM  

Yesterday's decision also means the Herald will cut a staggering 70 jobs — 34 full-time and 36 part-time printing press and packaging employees.

A "staggering 70 jobs" when a newspaper shutters, yet when a factory closes, it quite gently "will affect 170 people".

Could there be bias? Naaaah. There's no way. They're the news, right?

Blogger Tars Tarkas January 23, 2020 9:57 AM  

What else do you expect from an industry so openly contemptuous of its potential customers?

In a sane world, they would try something other than becoming ever more progressive and the colleges would stop pumping out far left "journalists"

Blogger The Lab Manager January 23, 2020 10:07 AM  

HouellebecqGurl wrote:Pretty much says it all, really.

They must be crushed

Learn to mine coal.


Maybe most of these journalist should learn to landscape. They are barely good for that though. I actually feel bad for the working class staff who runs the presses and such and I would imagine some tech people who keep things working, but as for the journalist, I'm happy to see lose income.

Blogger bodenlose Schweinerei January 23, 2020 10:18 AM  

the side that can’t read

You're talking about 'El Nuevo Herald', right?

Blogger MortemTyrannus January 23, 2020 10:40 AM  

"....will cut a staggering 70 jobs..."

Staggering? The arrogance is staggering. Try watching a manufacturer fold up shop.

Blogger Dan in Georgia January 23, 2020 11:00 AM  

Hoyabembe wrote:Keep going woke, moron businesses. And I don't like how that editor lists her informal nickname. She's not my friend, I'm not looking to be her pal. I just want a good newspaper.

When someone makes a point of putting their nickname in a story like that, it means she hates her given name, probably because she was teased about it in high school. The necessary thing to do is purposely mispronounce it and make fun of her relentlessly. #LearnToCode

Blogger Doktor Jeep January 23, 2020 11:01 AM  

The Sun Sentinel. There is also the Orlando Sentinal.
Both referred to as "Slantinel" by just about everybody.

Blogger RandyB January 23, 2020 11:03 AM  

"Age discrimination". aka "How dare you stop worshipping the Boomers!"

Blogger Elijah January 23, 2020 11:23 AM  

About ten years ago a paper in a midsize southern city spent 25 million on a new building with updated lazer printing presses. One side of the building was glass so you could see the printing machines rolling out the paper as you walked or drove by. Within 3 years the presses had stopped and the paper was reduced to 3 days a week and the printing was being outsourced. The building sits empty because no one would buy it. Talk about being unable to read the signs of the times.

These are the people who claim to be our betters and demand we listen to them.

Blogger Balam January 23, 2020 11:23 AM  

"Yesterday's decision also means the Herald will cut a staggering 70 jobs — 34 full-time and 36 part-time printing press and packaging employees.''

These vipers have been partially responsible for the loss of hundreds or thousands of jobs in other industries. A 'staggering' 70! Another thought is that media power, at least the boomer brand, is held in so few hands if losing 70 grunts is staggering to them. That is a cheery thought since even losing one guy or girl to a disemployment campaign hits pretty big % of their number.

Blogger Warunicorn January 23, 2020 11:26 AM  

Student in Blue wrote:Yesterday's decision also means the Herald will cut a staggering 70 jobs — 34 full-time and 36 part-time printing press and packaging employees.

A "staggering 70 jobs" when a newspaper shutters, yet when a factory closes, it quite gently "will affect 170 people".

Could there be bias? Naaaah. There's no way. They're the news, right?


Well, you see, 70 of their jobs equals like a quadrillion "little people" jobs. Or so I'm told. Because their printing truth to power or something.

I heard in my neck of the woods it won't be long before The Boston Globe (the New England arm of the New York Times) meets the same fate. Good riddance.

Blogger Akulkis January 23, 2020 11:35 AM  

"In a sane world, they would try something other than becoming ever more progressive and the colleges would stop pumping out far left `journalists'"

You need to undertand.
They're on a mission. A mission from Satan.

Blogger Tars Tarkas January 23, 2020 11:38 AM  

Silly but True wrote:Mind you, the Minnesota Conference UMC voted 85% in support of gay marriage.

There are certain issues which have questionable biblical reference. But gay sex is explicitly condemned by the Bible.

Imagine not only a pastor, but an entire denomination calling itself Christian who condone lying and bearing false witness or maybe Jesus isn't really the son of God.

Can you really say they are a Christian denomination at this point?

Student in Blue wrote:A "staggering 70 jobs" when a newspaper shutters, yet when a factory closes, it quite gently "will affect 170 people".

It's always worse when it happens to you.

"Journalists" are like teachers in that they have an artificial barrier to entry.
The newspapers today could be written by people on a voluntary basis. The vast majority of what they do is little more than opinion pieces and printing press releases.

They put out crap and then endlessly make excuses for why enough people don't want what they are selling.

Blogger Quilp January 23, 2020 11:49 AM  

Nicholas Sandmann suing everyone under the sun, including Gannet, is a wonderful start.

Blogger Solon January 23, 2020 12:07 PM  

@19 Dan in Georgia

Aminda "I'm In Da Hood" Gonzalez
Aminda "A Mind's A terrible thing to waste" Gonzalez
Aminda "Am I Inde-pendent?" Gonzalez

Man these all suck.

Blogger xevious2030 January 23, 2020 12:22 PM  

Not going to fault the people that do not strike back, they make their own bed. That the talkers do not talk for utility demonstrates an obstacle of some variety though. Aside from those that only do not have openly visible solidarity. 2016 was a concert, and hopefully a new commission has been well underway, with the wailing of the media setting the mood. Pile the skulls, blood for the blood god.

Blogger Kraemer January 23, 2020 12:24 PM  

Why depleted when you can use enriched?

Blogger The Cooler January 23, 2020 12:28 PM  

The formula for Fake News:

Begin with a fact;
Trim-away relevant, necessary-to-know elements of that fact, thus resulting in a factoid;
Analyze and interpret the factoid;
Editorialize the analysis and interpretation;
Present the editorialization as factual information.

There is not a single MSM outlet that does not do this.

Burn it down: Hesitancy does not exist in this dojo.

Blogger Noah B. January 23, 2020 12:33 PM  

While we're fighting back on several fronts, the NRA is surrender cucking, proving once again that the ranks of its leadership are filled with money grubbing, backstabbing liars.

NRA Treachery in Virginia! VA Director Admits They Are Willing to Compromise With Northam and Democrats!

Blogger Johnny January 23, 2020 12:42 PM  

"In a sane world, they would try something other than becoming ever more progressive and the colleges would stop pumping out far left `journalists'"

They hire who they do because they are getting what they want. Otherwise it would be easy to bypass hiring the degree carriers. Just do it. Open enrollment. The only barrier to entry is who they choose to hire. So hire differently.

Blogger gwood January 23, 2020 12:42 PM  

Journalism school is for rich kids too stupid to get into law school.

Blogger Warunicorn January 23, 2020 12:53 PM  

Noah B. wrote:While we're fighting back on several fronts, the NRA is surrender cucking, proving once again that the ranks of its leadership are filled with money grubbing, backstabbing liars.

NRA Treachery in Virginia! VA Director Admits They Are Willing to Compromise With Northam and Democrats!


Seriously, whiskey tango foxtrot, over? Compromise? How about, No? lol

Also, way OT: Just heard the LGBTBBQ crowd is losing their sh*t over the Church of England saying sex is for married heterosexual couples only. Fun times! :D

Blogger Johnny January 23, 2020 1:46 PM  

>>the NRA is surrender cucking... If you think of it as the opening discussion, then what he should be doing is suggesting that the governor come to a compromise. Forget whether compromise is viable or not. That is not (or should not be) what this is about. Suggesting that the other side should compromise is suggesting that they won't, and are therefore unreasonable. By running it through the the other way. he is burdening his own people. I don't know, are these people bought off? Been to Epstein's Island?

Blogger Akulkis January 23, 2020 1:58 PM  

@28

"Man these all suck."

Sucks for her, not for us.

Blogger Akulkis January 23, 2020 2:09 PM  

@36

"I don't know, are these people bought off? Been to Epstein's Island?"

In the 1970s, the NRA was saying that gun rights are all about hunting for food.

The NRA has been pozzed for a long time. The US NRA was started after the civil war, as officers who were veterans noted that those soldiers who came from the cities had remarkably poor to non-existent firearms skills, and formed the organization specifically for the purpose of maintaining a "well-regulated" (i.e. practiced) militia.

The American NRA was based on the National Rifle Association of the United Kingdom, which was formed in 1859 for a similar MILITARY purpose.

Blogger Scuzzaman January 23, 2020 3:16 PM  

Journalism school is for (((rich kids))) too stupid to get into law school.

FTFY.

Blogger Newscaper312 January 23, 2020 3:31 PM  

@38 I'm in Alabama and every election event the Democrats usually have a spot in their TV ads where they are seen hunting w grandkids, etc. Problem is most of the Republicans show their 2A support the same way. Only rarely will you see one with a handgun much less an AR.

I always bitch to anyone who'll listen that that is the slippery slope to a sellout -- give up our sovereign right to an effective self defense, even against our govt grown tyrannical, as long as we still can get our deer every fall. Too many of these cucks would have us be like those pathetic Inuit tribes who are *allowed* to take a whale once a year by the Feds "to preserve their quaint culture".

Blogger Hank Brown January 23, 2020 3:43 PM  

"the Minnesota Methodist Congregation — which last year passed resolution of support for gay churches"
This and the leader of the Southern Baptists (of all congregations) is selling out to Soros to push the invasion. And there's an atheist "church" in New York or one of the many Communist strongholds.

Almost like there's a great falling away going on...like people have denied truth and believed a lie...like they've rejected sound doctrine, listened only to what their itching ears want to hear, and embraced the doctrines of demons. Too bad we were never warned this would happen.

And yeah: the NRA has been selling us out for decades, at least. GOA (Gun Owners of America) was a trustworthy organization in the '90s, but for all I know they've cucked out or folded by now.

Blogger Duke Norfolk January 23, 2020 4:17 PM  

Akulkis wrote:The American NRA was based on the National Rifle Association of the United Kingdom, which was formed in 1859 for a similar MILITARY purpose.

Another painful reminder of how far Mother England has fallen.

Blogger Noah B. January 23, 2020 4:27 PM  

As far as I can tell GOA is still a solid bunch that encourages and welcomes citizen participation in the fight against tyranny, rather than constantly begging for money while telling contributors to shut up and leave the activism to the DC lobbyist cohort. That's why the Fake News rarely mentions GOA.

We all must do what we can to fight back and anyone saying otherwise or pretending that money is a substitute for grass roots organization isn't on our side.

Blogger Section 8A January 23, 2020 5:01 PM  

The Second Amendment Foundation is also really good, and completely uncucked. Cody Wilson thanked them profusely in his battle against the Prometheans.

As for the "news" organization getting gutted? Good. Time to add it to the list at http://newspaperdeathwatch.com/

(they seem to not be updating that site anymore) Probably got too busy....

Blogger Zeke OF Confettii January 23, 2020 5:05 PM  

I share your schaden-boner. It's been a long time but worth the wait.

Blogger justaguy January 23, 2020 5:45 PM  

The local paper hasn't been "the media" in decades. A few large papers still have a little influence-- NYT, WaPo, etc. but it is diminishing. As a source of news or information-- the 1990s killed the local paper, and smartphone killed the large papers and cable news/mainstream media as how most people get information.

No one (that I know of) has even mapped out how the US citizen/voter gets their information in the age since 2015 (after full deployment of smartphones in populace). We have some guesses, but maybe because the changes are happening too fast-- there aren't good measures.

Blogger Pathfinderlight January 23, 2020 11:59 PM  

Purchase the media company. Sell it off piece by piece to your fellow crony capitalists. Add gold to your parachute. Fire all the productive, competent, highly paid staff. Run articles about how you are now raising revenue for a bold new direction. Sell the company at a massive profit to a sucker.

Blogger FidelNaidoo January 24, 2020 2:50 AM  

It reminds me - a video of Roosh I watched 3 times a few years back : His press conference he called with journos in DC. ( Apparently at Vox's advice ? ), when he told them that they would all be out of work within 10 years. The time line has sped up ..... love it...

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