Where we bring you fresh opinions on Idaho government, observations on life in general, great recipes, and an opportunity to comment on them all!

RSS Feeds, Etc.

Get New Posts Via Email! Enter your e-mail address and hit the 'Subscribe' button. Your address will never be sold or spammed.


Where we bring you fresh opinions on Idaho government, great recipes, and an opportunity to comment on them!.





Conservative News

General Interest

Idaho Falls Links

Idaho Politics

Left-Leaning Idaho

Libertarian Links

Pro-life Organizations

Jerry Sproul, CPA

Please take a moment to visit our sponsors!

Guest Post: Statesman Newspaper’s Woes Deepen

September 17th, 2008 by Halli

From Bryan Fischer, Idaho Values Alliance

(Halli says: Very similar woes seem to be plaguing the Idaho Falls newspaper as well.)

The Idaho Statesman continues to hemorrhage red ink while trying to stay alive by reducing its outlay for black ink. The situation has gotten so bad at the Statesman that its editor, Mi-Ai Parrish, actually took to the editorial page today to lament the failing fortunes of Idaho’s largest newspaper.

The Statesman will lay off another 5 percent of its workforce, including stripping six jobs from its newsroom. Readers will have already noticed a rapidly thinning newspaper and reporters writing on matters outside their normal beat as the news staff is spread more thinly virtually by the day.

Advertising revenue has taken a precipitous plunge in the newspaper business in general over the last several years as business owners increasingly realize that consumers are fleeing Old Media outlets and relying on electronically delivered sources of information.

Further, the unrepentant and relentless left-leaning tilt of the Statesman’s editorial staff has consistently alienated one-half or more of its potential readership. I have had countless people tell me they have canceled their subscriptions simply because the Statesman’s slant is so obviously biased against conservatives.

For conservatives, the Statesman long ago became more a source of agitation than information.

Michael Jordan was regularly pressed by Democrats to take public positions on controversial political issues. He consistently refused. Why, he was asked? It’s quite simple, he said, “Republicans buy shoes too.” He was too shrewd a businessman to alienate one-half of his customer base.

The Statesman, by failing to promote balance and fairness in its news coverage, and failing to show respect for conservative views, has so offended the majority of the newspaper-buying public in the Treasure Valley that it is perhaps digging its own grave as we speak.

McClatchy, Statesman lay off more workers as advertising sags

Mi-Ai Parrish: In challenging times, we’re focusing on the future | Opinion | Idaho Statesman

If you enjoyed this article, consider subscribing to the full-feed RSS.

Posted in Guest Posts, Politics in General | No Comments »

Leave a Comment

Please note: Comment moderation is enabled and may delay your comment. There is no need to resubmit your comment.

Copyright © 2oo6 by Powered by Wordpress          
Ported by ThemePorter - template by Design4 | Sponsored by Cheap Web Hosting