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JamesW

Sacramento, CA

#1 Feb 26, 2008
Is the Mountain Democrat worth reading?

“Allergic to BS & liberals”

Since: Dec 07

Somewhere in the foothills...

#2 Feb 26, 2008
It's good if you're interested in the local news here in the foothills. It wouldn't replace the Sacramento Bee though.

http://www.mtdemocrat.com/
April

United States

#3 Feb 27, 2008
The Sacramento Bee is a Liberal rag not worth the fifty cents it costs.You should know this GreenEyedLady. The moutain Democrat is more conservative but boy do they do a poor job of covering local news.I am privy to many local news stories through my work and The Mountain Democrat misses so much it seems like they aren't interested in what's really going on in the county.They should at least get some volunteers to monitor a police scanner and give them tips on important local news that they can then follow up on.The Sac Bee as much as I dislike them usually does a better job of covering El Dorado County than the Mountain Democrat.The average mountain Democrat fills it's pages with advertisements,letters to the editor,local high school sports and bone headed editorials.That paper needs some new blood because they are very lazy "journalists".

“Allergic to BS & liberals”

Since: Dec 07

Somewhere in the foothills...

#4 Feb 28, 2008
April wrote:
The Sacramento Bee is a Liberal rag not worth the fifty cents it costs.You should know this GreenEyedLady. The moutain Democrat is more conservative but boy do they do a poor job of covering local news.I am privy to many local news stories through my work and The Mountain Democrat misses so much it seems like they aren't interested in what's really going on in the county.They should at least get some volunteers to monitor a police scanner and give them tips on important local news that they can then follow up on.The Sac Bee as much as I dislike them usually does a better job of covering El Dorado County than the Mountain Democrat.The average mountain Democrat fills it's pages with advertisements,letters to the editor,local high school sports and bone headed editorials.That paper needs some new blood because they are very lazy "journalists".
I agree with you 100%.

I don't like the Sac Bee, but you're right in saying they do cover more news.

You hit the nail of the head with the Mountain Democrat. That paper is filled with too much,"fluff" and they always fail to report the things that actually matter to us foothill residents.
Kristen

Folsom, CA

#5 Jul 8, 2008
I think the Mountain Democrat has incredible local news coverage. IF you think something should be in the paper, call them. They really cater to readers.

Their coverage beats any local paper in any of the communities in which I have ever lived.
Tangent6

Sacramento, CA

#6 Jul 9, 2008
Hey "Kristen",Your real name doesn't happen to be Michael Raffety or James Webb does it?This paper only has good coverage if you think that covering the local Independence Day parades is news worthy.That kind of stuff is great but if you think that you are being well informed about what's really going on in the county you are sadly mistaken.The El Dorado section of the Sac Bee is much more informative about what is happening up here.
Praisehim

United States

#7 Jul 12, 2008
Tangent6 wrote:
Hey "Kristen",Your real name doesn't happen to be Michael Raffety or James Webb does it?This paper only has good coverage if you think that covering the local Independence Day parades is news worthy.That kind of stuff is great but if you think that you are being well informed about what's really going on in the county you are sadly mistaken.The El Dorado section of the Sac Bee is much more informative about what is happening up here.
Ha ha ha Tangent6.Those guys are absolutely creepy.That paper represents the worst of small town journalism.I tend to be on the conservative side but was still very shocked by a piece they published by Larry Weitzman that basically parroted all the internet lies circulating about Barrack Obama.There are plenty of reasons to want to keep Obama out of the Whitehouse but a "newspaper"should not stoop to that level.What an ammateurish smear attempt.Stick to the issues if you even know what they are Mr.Webb
Diamondgirl

United States

#8 Jul 16, 2008
Praisehim wrote:
<quoted text>Ha ha ha Tangent6.Those guys are absolutely creepy.That paper represents the worst of small town journalism.I tend to be on the conservative side but was still very shocked by a piece they published by Larry Weitzman that basically parroted all the internet lies circulating about Barrack Obama.There are plenty of reasons to want to keep Obama out of the Whitehouse but a "newspaper"should not stoop to that level.What an ammateurish smear attempt.Stick to the issues if you even know what they are Mr.Webb
I read that also and promptly canceled my subscription.I don't plan on voting for a Democrat at this point but for an editor to actually print the kind of BS presented by Larry Weitzman.Printing opinion is one thing but printing down right lies is unacceptable.
Joesdayoff

United States

#9 Jul 21, 2008
I always thought that the Mountain Democrat was a poor paper because it was a small town rag and they are typically just ten pages of advertisement that you pay 50 cents for.I recently came across an issue of the Mountain Democrat from 1966 and I was struck by how much better of a paper it was back then.More news,more pages,more in depth reporting,more events coverage and stories about local people and less slanted political hogwash.The paper now seems to fill it's pages with fluff.Aside from the four or so stories on the front page and advertising they seem to rely mostly on letters to the editor,obituaries and the list of DUI arrests to fill their pages.It's really not worth buying.
SamtheSham

Sacramento, CA

#10 Jul 21, 2008
The Democrat is as small a town paper as it gets. No investigative reporting, no meaty coverage of things occurring in the county that have an impact on life in this county such as: murder rates, rise in drug addiction and the impact to the county, child abuse and the social-financial cost to the taxpayer. It tends to cover everyday event type news. It isn't progressive by any means. The democrat has a lame auto column (I've never read a bad review about a vehicle) The editorials are mostly political gossip and opinionated, while the letters to the editor seem to come from gossiping, complaining adults whom act like children.
Perry White

Cobb, CA

#11 Jul 22, 2008
SamtheSham wrote:
The Democrat is as small a town paper as it gets. No investigative reporting, no meaty coverage of things occurring in the county that have an impact on life in this county such as: murder rates, rise in drug addiction and the impact to the county, child abuse and the social-financial cost to the taxpayer. It tends to cover everyday event type news. It isn't progressive by any means. The democrat has a lame auto column (I've never read a bad review about a vehicle) The editorials are mostly political gossip and opinionated, while the letters to the editor seem to come from gossiping, complaining adults whom act like children.
Great Caesars Ghost! I think the same people who write letters to the editor of the Mountain Democrat are the same people who wsrite on this board.
val

United States

#12 Jul 22, 2008
Perry White wrote:
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Great Caesars Ghost! I think the same people who write letters to the editor of the Mountain Democrat are the same people who wsrite on this board.
Do you write letters to the editor of the Mountain Democrat when you aren't posting here?You need to get a different hobby.
Perry White

United States

#13 Jul 22, 2008
Never. It was a comment on many of the posters on here being "gossiping, complaining adults who act like children." Thanks for making my point genious!
SamtheSham

Rocklin, CA

#14 Jul 22, 2008
Perry White wrote:
Never. It was a comment on many of the posters on here being "gossiping, complaining adults who act like children." Thanks for making my point genious!
And thank you for making for re-enforcing my point. By the way, what is "genious"?
Jasonroberts

Sacramento, CA

#15 Jul 22, 2008
Now now children....quit acting so immature.You are all having a hard time staying on point...The Mountain Democrat is not worth reading.

Since: Feb 08

cameron park

#16 Jul 22, 2008
i won't read it anymore. it was never worth the money. mostly junk. no news. the online version even weaker but i did utilize that until they started charging for it. now the only way to read the online version is to subscribe to the printed version. what kind of sense is that? if i subscribe to the printed version, why would i need the online version? you can't just get the online version so i refuse to read the mountain democrap anymore. i get better news coverage off topix
Perry White

United States

#17 Jul 23, 2008
SamtheSham wrote:
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And thank you for making for re-enforcing my point. By the way, what is "genious"?
I guess we have the same proof reader...
FamilymanMark

United States

#18 Jul 23, 2008
SamtheSham wrote:
The Democrat is as small a town paper as it gets. No investigative reporting, no meaty coverage of things occurring in the county that have an impact on life in this county such as: murder rates, rise in drug addiction and the impact to the county, child abuse and the social-financial cost to the taxpayer. It tends to cover everyday event type news. It isn't progressive by any means. The democrat has a lame auto column (I've never read a bad review about a vehicle) The editorials are mostly political gossip and opinionated, while the letters to the editor seem to come from gossiping, complaining adults whom act like children.
My wife went shopping for a new VW Toureg based on a glowing review on the vehicle by Larry Weitzman.It was a very expensive vehicle and my wife was really pushing for us to buy based on Weitzman's review and her yest drive.Well thankfully we checked the internet and Consumer Reports and found that the vehicle was definitely on the do not buy list.Very poor reliability, multiple mechanical probelems and very poor customer service by VW related to these issues.Obviously we made a different purchase.I looked at the review written by Weitzman that my wife had read.No mention of all the issues with this vehicle that were well known at the time of his article.His story read like he was simple copying it from the sales brochure.Is this what passes for journalism at the Mountain Democrat?How long are they going to continue doing such a disservice to the community?
SamtheSham

Burbank, CA

#19 Jul 23, 2008
Perry White wrote:
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I guess we have the same proof reader...
You caught that huh? The Demo wouldn't have. Read the latest auto review.

FamilymanMark, every car reviewed is wonderful and magnificent. There isn't a bad car made in the planet. The same reviewer writes an editorial column. I feel ever so confident in the truthfulness and legitimacy of the editorial.

MT Demos: Great stuff for small brains and for people that don't have an opinion, but need one.
Rick

Sacramento, CA

#20 Jul 28, 2008
The Mt. Democrat is dying and it is taking the Georgetown Gazzette with it..

Learn how to edit and proof read....

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