Friday, September 21, 2007

Celebrating my freedom

It has been a full year since I canceled my subscription to the Sacramento Bee. I was a newspaper subscriber for over 30 years and it pained me to do it but I had simply had enough.

Below is my exchange with the Bees' Public Editor that was the straw that broke the camels back;

I haven't checked the letters today, but I will. As with most subjects in the paper, taking a one-day snapshot is not a true indicator of how that subject is covered over time. I know you have your strong opinion about that, as is certainly your right. I think you probably know this, but you can lodge your complaint via a letter to the editor. If you're interested, I suggest going to

Armando Acuna
Public Editor

-----Original Message-----
From: Patrick G [mailto:knewshound]
Sent: Friday, September 29, 2006 9:18 AM
To: Public Editor
Subject: Batting 1000 today

I just wanted to congratulate your paper on a perfect 100% effort in todays letters to the editor.

Every single one was anti-Bush, anti-Republican or a repeat of the Democrats talking points.

With a solid effort like that, I'm sure that you will continue to have the outstanding financial success that I have come to associate with your paper.

After all, why would I as a subscriber, be interested in things like truth when I can get a series of Democrat talking points, distortions and outright fabrications?

Keep up the excellent work. With a bit more effort, I'm sure you will mirror the financial prospects of your idols at the NYT.

Oops !

Looks like you already have !

I wonder if bias in reporting might have something to do with it?


Couldn't be.