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It's an open secret that major media have a soft spot for hard-right politics. On Thanksgiving eve, the Gannett-owned Asheville Citizen-Times included a 48-page pullout of Republican Party propaganda disguised as news. So many people complained about the pullout that even the Asheville TV news station took notice.
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8:36 AM - That is truly one of the most laughable, delusional and trivially falsifiable comments we have read in a month of Sundays.
You don't know what you're talking about. North Carolina has a right-wing governor and a hard-right state legislature. The pullout that appeared in Asheville was produced by a PR outfit whose owner is a right-wing state representative.
Charles, you are ignorant.Asheville is a liberal enclave of North Carolina like Austin in Texas.
Asheville may be a liberal city, but that does not excuse Gannett from the fact that it allowed right-wing propaganda to be disseminated as hard news.And to show you how badly Gannett was embarrassed, the TV news station that reported on Gannett's shady dealings is owned by Sinclair -- a company whose politics are to the right of Fox News.
So it looks like Sinclair was fair and balanced with its reporting, something Gannett can learn from.
Kinda makes you pine for the old Somerset Press Newspapers, huh, Charles?
Maybe Ashville gazes right but all of "major media" as you infer? Too much rum with your egg nog maybe for you?
sorry in no way would I characterize the majority of media outlets or practitioners as conservative or right leaning. Not labeling the noted section as paid advertising was sloppy, but they have a right to the opinions expressed and the CT was in the right to accept payment for distributing it.
What's going on in Pensacola? No publisher, editor, marketing.....Any updates on how. This place is still alive?
More newsroom layoffs at Jim's old stomping grounds at the Idaho Statesman announced yesterday.
Behind the bloodshed: The untold story of America's mass killings. A @USATODAY investigation http://usat.ly/1bdWrfT
I want to like that USAT mass murder project much more. It needs a more thorough editing. I would show what I mean, but I can hardly type now, post-surgery.
And it shows what, exactly, that is revelatory?
New title of the week at USA TODAY:Director of Indirect Revenue Opportunities
What is indirect revenue?
No one knows Jim. That's what he's been hired to figure out. He'll sit right next to the new SVP Pricing and Planning. Another 200k salary we don't need.
Jim - here's a definition of indirect revenue right off the Arizona Republic's website. Maybe USAT stole the title from them?http://yourbusiness.azcentral.com/indirect-revenue-definition-22135.html
Most everybody else calls that ancillary revenue.
Clearly, HR could benefit from better job marketing.Mariyam?
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