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Mon Mar 12, 2018, 01:09 AM

Post Gazette endorses Saccone

I will be cancelling my subscription tomorrow.

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Reply Post Gazette endorses Saccone (Original post)
laurieu Mar 2018 OP
TexasTowelie Mar 2018 #1
Freedomofspeech Mar 2018 #2
DeminPennswoods Mar 2018 #3
FakeNoose Mar 2018 #6
DeminPennswoods Mar 2018 #8
Orange Free State Mar 2018 #4
FakeNoose Mar 2018 #7
femmocrat Mar 2018 #5
Mc Mike Mar 2018 #10
laurieu Mar 2018 #9

Response to laurieu (Original post)

Mon Mar 12, 2018, 03:34 AM

1. From what I heard about the Post Gazette

it sounds like you might be a few years too late.

Welcome to DU!

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Response to laurieu (Original post)

Mon Mar 12, 2018, 08:20 AM

2. I fondly remember the days when the Post Gazette...

was not a right wing rag. We cancelled long ago.

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Response to laurieu (Original post)

Mon Mar 12, 2018, 08:20 AM

3. They are at the editorial mercy of their rw owner

John R Block, jr.

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Response to DeminPennswoods (Reply #3)

Mon Mar 12, 2018, 10:11 AM

6. Yes that's very true

The Pittsburgh Post Gazette has mostly left-leaning editorial staff (when they aren't straight middle of the road) however the Block family is always putting their thumb on the scale. For example the PPG editorial staff almost staged a walkout when the Blocks wanted to endorse Trump for President in 2016. They ended up endorsing neither candidate before the election and ran a bogus column about how both candidates were "good and bad."

In Pittsburgh we have to live with this because the only other daily paper is the Tribune Review, the rag that was formerly owned by Scaif. (The source of many rightwing nightmares that I won't go into now.)

I have to say I'm not surprised that the PPG endorsed Saccone, but if Lamb wins they'll probably walk it back like they usually do.

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Response to FakeNoose (Reply #6)

Mon Mar 12, 2018, 12:06 PM

8. Only Block, jr and brother Alan

are rw nut jobs. The rest of the family is pretty liberal, like their father/uncle/grandfather. When the PG and Blade were forced to run the racist editorial, the entire Block family except Jr and Alan wrote and signed a letter to the editor denouncing it.

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Response to laurieu (Original post)

Mon Mar 12, 2018, 09:27 AM

4. I live about 30 miles from Pittsburgh and you havent

been able to buy a PG for several years here. Their distribution area has shrunk dramatically. I would imagine that they will not last too much longer, as the present generation does not know what it is to read a physical newspaper.

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Response to Orange Free State (Reply #4)

Mon Mar 12, 2018, 10:15 AM

7. You can get a digital subscription

I live in the city limits but I never buy a printed copy of the paper. I get it every day by email, and it's rather convenient. Inexpensive, on time, and I can archive the PDF version on my computer. No dead trees!

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Response to laurieu (Original post)

Mon Mar 12, 2018, 10:08 AM

5. What!? That sux!

That's just plain stupid. We don't get the P-G, but I still buy the Sunday edition (mainly for the coupons.) It's pitiful how the Sunday paper has shrunk. I remember what a great newspaper The Press was. Sad.

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Response to femmocrat (Reply #5)

Thu Mar 15, 2018, 06:44 PM

10. The competition made both papers mind their p's and q's more, too.

Nice to have a morning and afternoon option, too.

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Response to laurieu (Original post)

Mon Mar 12, 2018, 01:56 PM

9. When I called to cancel

my subscription, I was asked why. All I said was "Rick Saccone." I could tell by the way she said "oh" that she understood. Guess she's handled a few cancellations today....

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