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(Atlanta Journal Constitution)   AJC's plan for profitability: Reduce distribution [X] Reduce reporters by 30% [X] Reduce page size by 2 inches [X] Reduce ultra-liberal editorial staff [ ]   (ajc.com ) divider line
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2009-03-25 01:20:02 PM  
Ha Ha! I canceled my subscription when they made Cynthia Tucker Editor. When they would call and ask me to renew, my question was always "Is Cynthia Tucker still there?" Yes? Call me when you fire her...Uba-Liberal bird cage liner...
 
2009-03-25 02:25:09 PM  
apparently, fascistmitter won't read anything to the left of Der Stürmer.
 
2009-03-25 02:30:17 PM  
Submitter probably thinks everything left of Faux News is "ultra-liberal".
 
2009-03-25 02:34:37 PM  
I don't think there's a newspaper in the country with an editorial staff that comes anywhere near being ultra-liberal ... or even just liberal.
 
2009-03-25 03:07:24 PM  
Something else they are doing is reducing their delivery staff. I've got family who deliver for the AJC and the way they are being treated right now really sucks. A lot of people are getting laid off, and the ones who aren't are having to increase their workload ridiculously.

AJC sucks.
 
2009-03-25 03:22:12 PM  
The Urinal and Constipation has been a joke for a number of years. Too bad there won't be anything to replace it.
 
2009-03-25 03:26:08 PM  
It's not necessarily the "ultra liberal" slant of the paper, but the race and class angle that they inject into every story that makes me see red.
 
2009-03-25 03:27:37 PM  
Oh yeah, and the fact that I only live 40 miles away from the city and still can't find a copy in any convenience store.
 
OMO
2009-03-25 03:28:44 PM  

dr.zaeus: It's not necessarily the "ultra liberal" slant of the paper, but the race and class angle that they inject into every story that makes me see red.


Bingo.

Atlanta: The Race and Socioeconomic pandering capital of the US.
 
2009-03-25 03:35:06 PM  

kmmontandon: I don't think there's a newspaper in the country with an editorial staff that comes anywhere near being ultra-liberal ... or even just liberal.


Most wouldn't even qualify as "moderate" in a lot of countries.
 
2009-03-25 03:35:43 PM  
When they reduce the illiteracy level and offer unlimited access to online content along with the hard copy, maybe I'll re-up.

Don't get me started on the reporting.
 
2009-03-25 03:40:42 PM  
They better not cut Rodney Ho.

Anyway, you know you're in a redneck state where a bland, middle of the road paper like the AJC is referred to as ultra-liberal. If you ever need a good laugh you should check out the Letters to the Editor. Hilarious.

And what's the deal with Jim Wooten's column? It's like a series of little blurbs that are basically complaints about now vs. the good ol' days. They should cut that guy, but since I'm here complaining about him he must be doing his job.
 
2009-03-25 03:49:15 PM  
Here's what I've seen in my paper reading over the years.

City Paper: Generally left leaning. Political race endorsements go 75% Democrat (number pulled straight out of my ass, thus its freshness).

Small Town Paper: Generally right leaning. God, and Guns writing, interspersed with neighborhood musings written by the local version of Gladys Kravitz. User submitted pictures of the Employee of the the Month from the local manufacturing plant. Oh, and 75% of endorsements to the Republican.
 
2009-03-25 03:58:56 PM  

kmmontandon: I don't think there's a newspaper in the country with an editorial staff that comes anywhere near being ultra-liberal ... or even just liberal.


New York Times.
 
2009-03-25 04:01:16 PM  

xtragrind: New York Times.


That has got to be some kind of idiotic joke.
 
2009-03-25 04:07:42 PM  
snarkysedai:

I worked in circulation for seven years before they let us go in 2006. That paper was doomed then, and they're doomed now.
 
2009-03-25 04:09:00 PM  
Not coming to Clarke County anymore? Crap. How am I going to read the Fry's ads on Friday? Or 'Fryday' hahahaha...

I guess somebody's scanning them, but darned if I can figure out where...
 
2009-03-25 04:11:40 PM  
My hometown's newspaper also just reduced their width by 2 inches. I guess everyone's moving online.
 
2009-03-25 04:14:40 PM  
"I don't think there's a newspaper in the country with an editorial staff that comes anywhere near being ultra-liberal ... or even just liberal."

Yeah. All your major media are to the right of Rush. Sure.
 
2009-03-25 04:17:23 PM  

Do What Now Question Mark: "I don't think there's a newspaper in the country with an editorial staff that comes anywhere near being ultra-liberal ... or even just liberal."

Yeah. All your major media are to the right of Rush. Sure.


Are you saying Rush is liberal?
 
2009-03-25 04:18:31 PM  

xtragrind: kmmontandon: I don't think there's a newspaper in the country with an editorial staff that comes anywhere near being ultra-liberal ... or even just liberal.

New York Times.


Tell me about it.

It just makes my blood boil how they led George Bush into the Iraq war by lying about WMD information. The whole war was just a liberal ploy to kill patriotic libertarians and use the military as a wedge to force their socialist healthcare down our throats
 
2009-03-25 04:20:49 PM  

Do What Now Question Mark: Yeah. All your major media are to the right of Rush. Sure.


Rush is roughly equivalent to Jean Marie Le Pen or the Austrian Jorg Haider. In most of the rest of the world, people with his positions on gays, ethnic superiority, and the like are considered ultra-nationalists/neo-fascists.

All our major media are within the global right. The United States under the Obama administration is further right than all but a handful of industrialized countries.

Within the United States political discourse, papers run on average roughly middle of the road.
 
2009-03-25 04:22:31 PM  

Rapmaster2000: Do What Now Question Mark: "I don't think there's a newspaper in the country with an editorial staff that comes anywhere near being ultra-liberal ... or even just liberal."

Yeah. All your major media are to the right of Rush. Sure.

Are you saying Rush is liberal?


I think hes implying Rush is a moderate.
 
2009-03-25 04:52:34 PM  
When they finally close the doors, I will always hold Cynthia responsible. Goodbye AJC. Perhaps then,she can get a job with NPR and help run them out of business.
 
2009-03-25 04:59:52 PM  

chestermania: When they finally close the doors, I will always hold Cynthia responsible. Goodbye AJC. Perhaps then,she can get a job with NPR and help run them out of business.


That makes a lot of sense. The newspaper industry is doing so great right now that if one were to go under it would clearly be the fault of the editor.
 
2009-03-25 05:01:50 PM  
The AJC became unreadable and irrelevant.

I was in Atlanta for a week. Every day that paper went on about race. For a city that claims they're "too busy to hate" and that they've left their segregationist past behind, they sure like to talk about race. A lot.
 
2009-03-25 05:10:54 PM  
AJC sucks. When the Great Southern Gas Shortage of 2008 was gripping the city, they didn't have anything in their paper or on ajc.com for two days.

On day 3, they finally threw up a little blurb online saying, "Some people are reporting gas shortages! Any in your area?" I'm not exaggerating, it was just a photo with a caption and a "click here to comment" link. I didn't see any serious reporting on it until the 4th day of dry tanks.
 
2009-03-25 05:24:48 PM  
Yeah my Sunday Paper. The comics were all smushed into little corner vignettes. I just wanted my coupons. Can I red plum online? Cause seriously.
 
2009-03-25 06:03:51 PM  

patrick767: Submitter probably thinks everything left of Faux News is "ultra-liberal".


"Ultra-Liberal" in Georgia is still right of the centerline in most civilized places.
 
2009-03-25 06:12:17 PM  

millia: Not coming to Clarke County anymore? Crap. How am I going to read the Fry's ads on Friday? Or 'Fryday' hahahaha...


Why in God's name would you want to read the AJC when you're in ACC?

Flagpole, the ABH, Red&Black ... there's 10,000 other publications in that city that do a 100x better job.
 
2009-03-25 06:19:54 PM  
It's interesting: left-wingers see political slant as a global issue and right-wingers see it as a national issue.

A right-winger looks at a paper that's in the Democrats' back pocket and says "SEE? SEE? ULTRALEFT!"

and the leftie responds "WELL! not compared to Trotsky! In fact, everything in America is WAAY to the right!"
 
2009-03-25 06:24:14 PM  

PJ_the_Barbarian: A right-winger looks at a paper that's in the Democrats' back pocket and says "SEE? SEE? ULTRALEFT!"


Since when did Democrats become ultraleft?
 
2009-03-25 06:29:06 PM  

PJ_the_Barbarian: It's interesting: left-wingers see political slant as a global issue and right-wingers see it as a national issue.

A right-winger looks at a paper that's in the Democrats' back pocket and says "SEE? SEE? ULTRALEFT!"

and the leftie responds "WELL! not compared to Trotsky! In fact, everything in America is WAAY to the right!"


I think republicans just feel the world is out to get them.
 
2009-03-25 06:29:11 PM  

PJ_the_Barbarian: It's interesting: left-wingers see political slant as a global issue and right-wingers see it as a national issue.

A right-winger looks at a paper that's in the Democrats' back pocket and says "SEE? SEE? ULTRALEFT!"

and the leftie responds "WELL! not compared to Trotsky! In fact, everything in America is WAAY to the right!"


Newsflash: In a global economy and society, the context within which ideas are presented is important.

And Trotsky is far left by anyone's standards.
 
2009-03-25 06:29:50 PM  

PJ_the_Barbarian: A right-winger looks at a paper that's in the Democrats' back pocket and says...


since I was invoking ^^ that person's viewpoint.
 
2009-03-25 07:03:31 PM  
FTFA: Most of the news staff cuts "will be in production and management, allowing us to keep as many news reporters as possible," AJC and ajc.com editor Julia Wallace said.

subby fails.

/or, to use my favorite ever subby-name-calling that's ever been directed at me, assmitter fails.
 
2009-03-25 07:08:29 PM  

im_beyond_help: snarkysedai:

I worked in circulation for seven years before they let us go in 2006. That paper was doomed then, and they're doomed now.


I worked in circulation from 2001-2002. Yeah, it was pretty doomed, but it seems like it is sucking even more now. I remember the 2006 thing as well. That really messed up family plans.
 
2009-03-25 07:08:33 PM  

All2morrowsparTs: PJ_the_Barbarian: It's interesting: left-wingers see political slant as a global issue and right-wingers see it as a national issue.

A right-winger looks at a paper that's in the Democrats' back pocket and says "SEE? SEE? ULTRALEFT!"

and the leftie responds "WELL! not compared to Trotsky! In fact, everything in America is WAAY to the right!"

I think republicans partisan hacks just feel the world is out to get them.


FTFY
 
2009-03-25 07:12:46 PM  

captainktainer: The United States under the Obama administration is further right slightly less committed to the destruction of its heritage, freedoms, and prosperity than all but a handful of industrialized countries.



FTFY.
 
2009-03-25 07:17:04 PM  

dan_in_oakland: captainktainer: The United States under the Obama administration is further right slightly less committed to the destruction of its heritage, freedoms, and prosperity than all but a handful of industrialized countries.


FTFY.


You're a strange one.
 
2009-03-25 08:08:57 PM  
The Wall Street Journal, Washington Times and other right of center papers are losing subscribers too. NY Post. This has more to do with the internet.

But, most city papers are ultra-liberal. The good news is that the Internet is further to the right (the average of the cumulative outlets available) than your average city paper.

For example, Fark's bias meter is further to the right on any given day than any major city paper is that day.
 
2009-03-25 08:25:11 PM  

SlothB77: But, most city papers are ultra-liberal. The good news is that the Internet is further to the right (the average of the cumulative outlets available) than your average city paper.


The good news for you is facts pulled straight out of your ass are easy to spot.
 
2009-03-25 08:55:10 PM  
The SF Chronicle is another bastion of liberal "journalism" that is rapidly tanking! AHAHAHAHAHAHA!
 
2009-03-25 09:13:33 PM  

Fellows: Why in God's name would you want to read the AJC when you're in ACC?
Flagpole, the ABH, Red&Black ... there's 10,000 other publications in that city that do a 100x better job.


They don't have the Fry's ads on Friday.

The Rude & Bleak? Okay, you're pushing it there. And I'm a former R&B writer...
 
2009-03-25 10:06:37 PM  

millia: They don't have the Fry's ads on Friday.


Probably because 316 is a death trap and no one in their right mind would drive an hour for that store.

millia: And I'm a former R&B writer...


Anyone can write for a college publication ...
 
2009-03-26 12:22:37 AM  

SlothB77: The Wall Street Journal, Washington Times and other right of center papers are losing subscribers too. NY Post. This has more to do with the internet.

But, most city papers are ultra-liberal. The good news is that the Internet is further to the right (the average of the cumulative outlets available) than your average city paper.

For example, Fark's bias meter is further to the right on any given day than any major city paper is that day.


Yeah, but that's because greenlighting flamebait headlines generates pageviews.
 
2009-03-26 03:22:29 AM  

SlothB77: The good news is that the Internet is further to the right


The good news?

The good news? Really? After the last eight years, that's good news?
 
2009-03-26 09:59:16 AM  
Fellows
Since when did Democrats become ultraleft?


Since about 1996. About when MoveOn.org was created.

Talking points. Spin control. These are all ultra left wing tactics.
 
2009-03-26 02:52:18 PM  

Crude: Fellows
Since when did Democrats become ultraleft?


Since about 1996. About when MoveOn.org was created.

Talking points. Spin control. These are all ultra left wing tactics.


Then Republicans are the farthest left of all.
 
2009-03-26 03:58:43 PM  
I worked in systems there for about 15 months. Nice folks, good systems, but low pay. When I left for greener pastures in 2005, my boss was a bit miffed that I could leave "the family". Since then they fired a LOT of systems staff in addition to multiple rounds of cuts in distribution and news staff. So much for family. I used to get the idea that a lot of old-timers there assumed the Cox sisters would fund the AJC as a money-loser forever. Obviously, the senitmental types are not running that paper now.
 
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