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posted by Sara De la Guerra | 8/23/2007 07:40:00 PM
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Is Craig the self-appointed "man on the street" reporter? I never saw his Blog until now.... Does not seem as though I am missing much and will stick with NP through all their "trials" and tribulations.BlogaBarbara was 'recommended' and so far, seems fair; that is, if one or two posters did not use it for what appears to be a "personal platform."
Oh, to be the first comment! I think the News-Press budget is based on the fiscal year....stick with us but your premise doesn't make much sense -- I'm sorry to say. Several years of trials and tribulations? How much longer will you wait for a real newspaper that covers local news not by wire?
You sound pleasingly "young," Sara.My father called the News-Press a "commie" paper many years go. I have personally watched it change more times than I can count and it will do so again. Stay calm, keep your Blog going and enjoy the fact that you are providing a lot of people a way to say their peace.
Wow 10:48pm, have you been hiding under a rock for the last year? I guess if all you want are AP stories, old news and big photos, it's ok but for one they don't have the staff to cover the community anymore, and even if they did, management only lets them cover things from Wendy's point of view. That is why the Inde has added daily news to their website and people like Craig and Sara are popular.
It seems many blogabarbara post comment sections are top heavy with pro-Wendy sentiments. And they all share a strikingly similar voice with similar talking points that any real person would disregard as non-sense and lies. I wonder if McCaw pays people to load little ol' Blogobarbara with phony pro-Wendy comments. Not a stretch at all. At the very least, their timeliness in posting suggests Wendy supporters are suddenly hovering over blogabarbara like vultures. Funny how I've never actually met one of these vultures in person. They probably work at a law office in LA. Nice work, if you can get it.
For any poster to a blog to complain that any other poster to a blog is using it as a personal platform is the rankest of hypocrisies.
12:04 AM -- thanks. It did used to be the "commie paper" (now it's the Ayn Rynd paper) but that is not what I am looking for....just a bit of balance to bashing public officials like they are writing for The Enquirer or The Star.
Don't you just love Aynd Rand?Meantime.... No Name-calling should include "Terrorist" "Nazi" etc.This is really vicious and there is no excuse for this behavior.Many people would give a 'limb' to live in this City!
--8/24/2007 12:23 PM-It seems many blogabarbara post comment sections are top heavy with pro-Wendy sentiments--I've noticed the same tactics. I'm never able to find these people in real life around Santa Barbara.
Re "pro-Wendy" comments:Perhaps the "blue lines" separated pro-Wendy from Anti-Wendy.Also - the posters here, myself included, tend to be polarized. Thus, you are never able to find these people because "never the twain shall meet."
4:04 AM.... Not living under a rock. I read all news from U.S.A. on Internet and still subscribe to NP... It's life long company. Years ago, it was after work and now it goes with breakfast. I find Blogabarbara interesting to see what some people are saying this time around about the local paper. It's always something. Who has ever been satisifed with NP anyway? Do we have a show of hands?
We all used to criticize parts of the NP but this is different. Whether you agreed with the editorial content and reporting or not, at least the newspaper used to operate like a newspaper. It looked like a newspaper, was organized as a newspaper and was run as a newspaper. That type of criticism invokes healthy discourse. I don't know what you call this waste of ink and newsprint, but it isn't a newspaper! Look at A-1 Sunday 8/26. There are only 3 stories on A-1 and 1/2 the page is devoted to back to school which belongs in the Local or Features section. A teaser would be fine, but there are many serious things happening in the world that are truly newsworthy. You would expect to see a front page like this in a small town weekly, not a city daily, especially in a city with such an educated and sophisticated population.
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