Is the local newspaper view mostly se...

Is the local newspaper view mostly self interest?

Created by fred buck on Feb 20, 2008

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Robin

Tulsa, OK

#1 Mar 5, 2008
The local paper in Cushing, OK represents the simple, self serving view of the publisher. I would not call it news.
fred buck

Clifton, TX

#2 Mar 7, 2008
Between the failed insider deals and sucking up it turns the stomach. Clearly this backwater weekly reader is in a very sad search for power. Did you ever hear of a newspaper who didn't have website or any real reader input? The people of Cushing deserve better.
sam1960

United States

#3 Mar 10, 2008
Robin wrote:
The local paper in Cushing, OK represents the simple, self serving view of the publisher. I would not call it news.
The local radio station in Cushing has put up a good website with local news posted everyday. No ranting, just the news. www.1600kush.com
Amy

United States

#4 Apr 8, 2008
So the radio is the only place to pick up local news from Cushing?
fred buck

United States

#5 Apr 23, 2008
Your a good man sam, thanks for the information.
sam1960

Clifton, TX

#6 May 6, 2008
Amy wrote:
So the radio is the only place to pick up local news from Cushing?
well, you can listen to it on the radio, or get it from their website. there's quite a bit there.
fred buck

United States

#7 May 15, 2009
Hey maybe we can get the Sac and Fox tribe to buy the country club.
r g stone

Independence, KS

#8 Jul 10, 2009
David Reed's column shows he can't think or write, and his managing editor's column is merely long-winded. Even so, the weekly newspaper Reed and his managing editor publishe is 100 times better than the daily newspaper Gina Maytubby-Felix and her misguided henchwomen published.
Terrible Thing

Cushing, OK

#9 Jul 10, 2009
What galls my A$$ is the way that anything that throws a bad light on any of the city politics or local law enforcement &c is ignored/swept under the rug. BIG problem seeing as a town this small the public becomes aware by word of mouth anyway.
I have hopes that David Reed will do better, I am rooting for him, we have long needed an unbiased news source here....
r g stone

Independence, KS

#10 Jul 12, 2009
One among several terrible problems with Cushing's daily newspaper was its kiss-ass approach.

The publisher specifically told employees not to run letters to the editor that criticized local institutions, officials or businesses. "They upset people," she said.

The publisher also specifically said she wanted to do away with reporting arrests and specifically said she wished she could do away with any content touching on politics. Reporting on arrests and politics "upset people."

We saw how well that kiss-ass approach worked. It went a long, long way toward killing the daily newspaper, so that now Cushing has only David Reed's trifle.
Terrible Thing

Cushing, OK

#11 Jul 12, 2009
r g stone wrote:
One among several terrible problems with Cushing's daily newspaper was its kiss-ass approach.
The publisher specifically told employees not to run letters to the editor that criticized local institutions, officials or businesses. "They upset people," she said.
The publisher also specifically said she wanted to do away with reporting arrests and specifically said she wished she could do away with any content touching on politics. Reporting on arrests and politics "upset people."
We saw how well that kiss-ass approach worked. It went a long, long way toward killing the daily newspaper, so that now Cushing has only David Reed's trifle.
Doesn't seem so in this story:::
http://www.cushingcitizen.com/articles/2009/0...
r g stone

Independence, KS

#12 Jul 12, 2009
Where besides Cushing, Oklahoma, will you find an example of a weekly newspaper putting a longer-established daily newspaper out of business? Nowhere. It wasn't anything David Reed did that made his weekly newspaper come out on top. It was the incompetent things the daily newspaper did that made it an unprecedented loser.
Terrible Thing

Cushing, OK

#13 Jul 12, 2009
r g stone wrote:
Where besides Cushing, Oklahoma, will you find an example of a weekly newspaper putting a longer-established daily newspaper out of business? Nowhere. It wasn't anything David Reed did that made his weekly newspaper come out on top. It was the incompetent things the daily newspaper did that made it an unprecedented loser.
True. But now hes running the daily. It will be interesting to see if coverage is more...daring... Keep in mind I share your view of the old rag but hope for better. You certainly would never have seen a story like the aforementioned out of the old Citizen. I really feel the town could benefit from more criticism but if the gutz are there to do it is yet to be seen.
Not asking for a system that only shows the bad but that is unbiased in showing both. I could stand a little incompetance for revelation of the truth, how about you?
r g stone

Independence, KS

#14 Jul 23, 2009
Cushing area media are moribund. For example, there's a person on an area radio station who doesn't know what she's talking about, but that doesn't mean she ever shuts up, and what she talks about sure as hell isn't news. This is the same individual who, in an alleged weekly column, showed long ago that she believes all events, local or national, minor or major, center around her and her continued weight problems.
Fred Buck

Clifton, TX

#15 Jul 23, 2009
Ouch, Yard of the week, who had a gall bladder operation, the golf story, the fishing story, any other random thing I did last weekend, and of course the ever popular self serving political outrage over any thing I can't influence or control.
rameses

Independence, KS

#16 Aug 3, 2009
For a laugh riot, go to Carthage Mo Topix and see who has been named publisher at the daily newspaper there. David Reed ought to take a cue and start a weekly in that town, too. He'll kick her ass again.
Fred Buck

United States

#17 Aug 4, 2009
Kick her ass again? What a intellectual view. And on such a high moral plane. Theres nothing more lame than a @uttmunch searching for power and influence.
gallup

Independence, KS

#18 Aug 7, 2009
Exampes?
simon cowell

Independence, KS

#19 Aug 9, 2009
Rick Graves, a man-about-town in Norman, Okla. in the 1970s, used to insist that if you look far enough into any problem, you'll always find that behind the problem is a fat bitch. "There's ALWAYS a fat bitch," Rick said.
Fred Buck

United States

#20 Aug 14, 2009
Old limo ride, attempted oil change, or intellectually carwash.

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