Monday, January 26, 2009

Whine, whine, whine

C: I think your paper is a sham. The only people that buy, I repeat *BUY* your newspaper are busybodies that are less concerned about the news in whole and more worried about who’s doing what to who so they can gossip on Sunday to the other busybodies. People that are not savvy with technology and cannot read all the *CURRENT* local, worldwide news on the internet or have it text messaged to their cell phones. Your paper is nostalgia and nothing else. You should run a whole paper dedicated to only statewide police reports and court hearings. Your paper has mostly copied AP reports from yesterday’s aired news that is outdated and boring at best. I think even the current busybodies know that your organization is a poorly run, lazily operated any how. When was the last time that your paper reported something prior to a police reporting or hand feed information? Where are the investigative reporters of the past in your organization? I could do your job very, very easily. - T.

A: Perhaps you should consider reading newspapers on a regular basis. Doing so might make you literate and able to more effectively communicate in the English language.

11 comments:

Ellipses said...

I think your paper is a sham WOW. The only people that buy, I repeat *BUY* your newspaper are busybodies that are less concerned about the source of the blood than they are about the smell it will create if left to soak into the carpet pad. People that are not savvy with technology still know how awesome German stuff is. Your sponge is nostalgia and nothing else. You should run a marathon because exercise is good. Your paper towels cost 20 dollars per month. I think even the current busybodies know that your organization is a poorly run, lazily operated hoody hoo. When was the last time that your paper towels soaked up 5 times its weight in urine? Where are the investigative reporters of the past when you need to crack the case of how the sham WOW is able to soak up SO MUCH URINE? I could do your job very, very easily... if your job were to write poorly executed response comments on a blog.

Anonymous said...

Man-who pee pee'd in their Wheaties!

Dale Lolley said...

Yep, if we could only anticipate the news, we'd be so far ahead of the curve.
Honestly, I wish I had a dollar for every time I've heard the old "I could do your job" line.
Yet every time e-mail or letter looks as if it were written by a third grader - and an average third-grader at that.

Anonymous said...

The O-R does a very good job as a daily paper of note. It covers the local happenings as they happen. Investigative reporting is not is forte and if that is what you are looking for, you must look elsewhere.

Anonymous said...

Someone's upset that their arrest was reported in the paper.

Anonymous said...

I always thought the way to sell a newspaper was to run a page called "Tomorrow's Deaths."

TalkToMe said...

So let's see, that means this guy is mad about his arrest being in the paper, or mad at his neighbor and upset one of your reporters won't write a story about it, too cheap to buy a print edition, or just too dumb to understand it.

Nice letter. I really enjoy this blog.

Anonymous said...

The O-R does not cover local happenings as it happens, this guy is right. I look at AP ticker a day before and see the same stories in the O-R. I personally have better things to do than waste 192.00 a year on this piece of crap.. example they have raised their ad pricing because they post more on the net now than 10 years ago. If you don't know what the "sunshine law" is than you don't know why newspapers sell lately. I never been in the police beat but always hear the clamoring every morning at work about other peoples private lives. In Montgomery county when I lived there the paper had a similar article with arrest but would omit the name but still provide the public with what crimes were occurring in their area. I cant wait until Parker is in there for his Gambling addiction and cracking some guy over the head about a Slot machine. PS. Mr. Boroughs newspaper cannot teach communication or to literate the English language--- Only HATE for thy Neighbor.

Park Burroughs said...

What crawled into your shorts, fella?
Gambling addiction? I don't think I've even bought a lottery ticket in the last 20 years!

Rob/Roy said...

That's ridiculous guy... Parker having a gambling addiction? That is just absurd. Don't you know the almighty A.P Burroughs is without blemish???? Idiot! Why else would his newspaper be casting the first stone? Besides if he did have a vice I bet it would be bingo... he fits the stereotype, old, nothing better to do with his time + I think he likes the smell of the dotters they use.

HippiesWithHaircuts said...

Lets face it folks, the OR is in its death rattle! There is nothing more to be said. Ol' Park's constant denial, along with his boring senile ramblings are a testimony to it's demise. I gave up the OR in favor of the PG about 5 years ago....Why??? because the OR just gave up, surrendered, choked....whatever you want to call it.
The premise that printed news is done is just an excuse for their failure and laziness.
I'm 44, very computer literate, I read and blog on the net allot...However, I still love my newspaper! its very portable! I can read it anytime anywhere. It's less pain to lug around than a laptop...it requires no charging. The newspaper is a traditional, comfortable, go anywhere media that will survive and thrive because of these factors.....I love my blackberry...but Oh you kid!!
The OR will not be around to see it because they have given up....content to just wallow in the glory of the past and deny criticism.
This is the first time I have posted on here. I do check it from time to time to see if anything has changed. Hopefully, we will see that change and something better than a poster being criticized for their writing ability.
Take hope Washington that this mess of a paper will collapse soon. I'm sure when it happens some young blood will step in and make it a going concern again.