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And I might add,
the comparison is really a stretch...

"One person, one vote" died at the hands of SCOTUS, January 21, 2010

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Well not really
I guess my experience is with banks, but its when two enterprises merge, its usually done not for the consumer but for the people doing the deal. I think my comparison can stand, the"light of basic reason." Before Rupert Murdoch swallowed it up the Wall Street Journal was one of the best papers around. Then Murdoch came along and the paper is now trash.  Before the NYTimes which is in love with its own self, took it over the Boston Globe was a good paper run by a good family.  I would suggest BlueCommonwealth is more like the Washington Post. RaisingKaine is the Katherine Graham, Woodstein era,Bluecommonwealth is more Donald Graham. Which is why its going under, like chipping away sections like BookWorld, Business . Which is why Blue Commonwealth is merging with a Lowell Feld publication.  Like Trying to rebottle LateNight after kicking Jay out, moving Conan up and then giving Jimmy Fallon a show.  Whoops, that didn't work, kick Conan out,leave Fallon where he is, and put Jay back to where he was, oh and smile and try not to look like anything just happened.  Kind of ironic how the thread is about new media and I was able to make the point with old media.  All the news that fit to print.

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Just an example, and helpful guideline for your deadlines
of how bad this blog was. And I don't want to limit this to this site,because I think its true of the larger world wide web, was the blog roll.  Lots of links still there, to blogs that people retired from blogging on, and moved on with their life. These were never updated in a timely manner.  Again, with old media, because of the success of blogs,newspapers have had to fire lots of "unnecessary" workers like editors.  This has had a vicious cycle of feeding the demise onto itself, because papers like the Washington Post keep getting letters from people who have caught grammatical errors, giving the paper a sloppiness to it. The last letter to the editor I read was in reference to a Tom Shales column.  Would BlueCommonwealth be biting the dust like it is now, had they checked, rechecked, and then checked again, which blogs were active, by maybe having "staff favorites" rather than a 52 card pickup, its possible. Only a minor flaw, but a little goes a long way,as the saying goes. The big question is who's the senior partner here and did they do a hostile takeover?    

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Or, Are You Just Hostile...
Just asking. Are you just a mite too hostile yourself to make an unbiased judgment about anything? Watch out...your biases are showing...

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I wasn't the one who cast judgement
You were the one to say and present a challenge
Your analogy can't stand the light of basic reason.

Perhaps you made your comment as a day-late April Fool's joke.

so, I called your bluff and gave examples of what happens when entities merge, and I used the medium of the blog, journalism to illustrate my point. Then I cited how newspapers and blogs have similar rules, and that a decline in quality happens when people do such and such. The dye however, had already been cast as a merge, when I made my comments. I did not say-let's merge, other people did.

Also. I think my criticism is rather constructive. An editor's picks shows people are going out of their way to to say here's why you should read BlueCommonwealth, because we have editors that love their job and are dedicated to serving you quality reporting. What is hostile about that?  That's the main outline any business is founded by.  I work at a grocery store, sometimes a manager or another higher up co-worker, will say, "Brian could you get a mop on aisle 3" or "Brian, could you check the ladies bathroom". So I clean the bathroom and I clean the aisle in question. So that the paying customer will want to come back and buy from us because they have people there that go out of their way to make sure its clean, germ free, and have quality standards so the person doesn't step in filth.  I worked at a Home Depot, and it now has birds living in it. Magruders, went down hill because they allowed animals to populate the store.  But to each their own, if you enjoy Yellow Journalism , and people not caring how readers look at them, then maybe you're the type of person who enjoys buying damaged fruit, and past due milk.  More power to ya.

I do wonder why you attack my post, but say you're right , to cycle12?  He basically said the same thing, that I'm say, only in a more condensed version.   Paradox13 also took aim at the decline in quality, post RaisingKaine. Are you attacking him too?  Or is that caustic wit when you say "thanks yourself?"


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