Unhappy reader in San Diego.
I canceled my subscription to the U-T San Diego when I could easily pick out the bias in the reporting. An example would be a front-page story reporting on how thousands of teachers received notice that they may be terminated if taxes are not raised, yet the story does not mention that the last time similar notices were sent out, fewer than 100 teachers were actually terminated. Leaving out that key piece of information showed me the bias. I will not even accept the one-month free subscription that I am offered when I visit the grocery store. Maybe I missed it when I walk by the newspaper machine, but when is the last time there was a front-page investigative news story about our 160-trillion-dollar deficit? No, that's not news, but Dan Rather gets some false documents regarding George Bush, and that's news. Why is it that the objectivity of news reporting, or lack of it, is not considered a factor in the newspaper industry's decline (Newsosaur, February 2013)? It has been many years since I wasted my money on a newspaper, but I am happy to know that I will live long enough to purchase, frame, and hang in my office the last print copy of the U-T San Diego. When that newspaper shuts down I will be first in line to get that last edition.
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