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Date Posted: 04:33:38 01/26/17 Thu
Author: One Down
Subject: Re: New, "improved" Greensburg Trib?
In reply to: Two 2 Go 's message, "Re: New, "improved" Greensburg Trib?" on 11:54:49 01/25/17 Wed

Biased journalism was unacceptable in Scaife's time and it's still unacceptable. Keep the opinion on the Opinion page. As for the rest of your comments, pride in mediocrity doesn't elevate it from being mundane and subpar. If this is the basis Jenny's defenders are using to state her case, it's no basis at all. It's nothing. But over the years, we've come to expect nothing from Trib Total Media. No reason to assume that will ever change.

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[> [> [> [> [> [> Re: New, "improved" Greensburg Trib? -- Two 2 Go, 09:11:27 01/26/17 Thu [1]

All journalism is biased. Even if you think your are reading an unbiased article it is still subjected to the authors POV. I accept that when I read the Trib, it leans right. The same as watching FoxNews. I also expect the PG and CNN to lean left. That is why I watch/read both. To see the difference in opinion and figure the truth is somewhere in the middle. I am thankful to have two papers in a smaller market. I also happen to think that management at both publications is doing everything possible so they can to survive. I think this is a good thing. It keeps people employed and gives the consumer multiple channels. Does quality suffer when cutting cost? Yes. The alternative is for both papers to fold. Put 1,500 - 2,000 out of work. Listen to everyone complain about how there is no source of local news. I prefer a reduction over a closure.

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[> [> [> [> [> [> [> Re: New, "improved" Greensburg Trib? -- Poxon Both, 22:36:35 01/26/17 Thu [1]

I have a surprise for you: both of them could close in spite of your reflexive cheerleading. The PG doesn't lean THAT far left. The fact both Block twins are Trump-friendly is no secret, though the PG endorsed no presidential candidate.

http://www.pghcitypaper.com/Blogh/archives/2016/09/22/pittsburgh-post-gazette-publisher-hangs-on-donald-trumps-jet-in-a-more-than-memorable-experience

The PG has no decent conservative columnists. Ruth Ann Dailey is little more than a dull, faith-based rightie with no real insight. Trib editorial editor Bob Pellegrino is a by-the-numbers conservative nearly as dull as Ruth Ann.

The Trib in Greensburg and Tarentum is still a paper, even though it's shrunken to virtually nothing. Pittsburgh is a website, and not a very good one. At the top, Jennifer Bertetto is a bureaucrat with no real knowledge of journalism. If she has standards, her recent promotions sure don't reflect them. At TTM, mediocrity rules. No props to the PG, on a steady downhill decline for years with many of their best staffers leaving and the editors indifferent to readers and anything that doesn't involve saving their own jobs. Does anybody think David Shribman cares about this region, or anything except his dull Sunday column?

Both PG and Trib have gotten leaner and meaner to the point they aren't worth subscribing to or buying over the counter. Feel free to cheer the continued existence of two lousy papers, but I won't be joining in the hurrahs.

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[> [> [> [> [> [> [> [> Hard-hitting Greensburg reporting -- Don Makewaves, 12:42:17 01/30/17 Mon [1]

http://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/11849408-74/bridge-art-greensburg

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