An unedited note from a reader:
Short answer: We've done a few deer hunt stories and presumably we'll have more.
Great story in the New York Times...doesn't mention us by name, but draw your own inference:
(Fact is, the story doesn't circle back to make reference to newspapers...while the study says TV watching purportedly is an indicator of an unhappy person, the Times story doesn't elaborate on newspaper reading...)
Our carriers sometimes have a chance to do much more than get the newspaper to your door:
A note from a reader regarding our Main Event photo page, which runs Tuesdays and features Rochester area fundraiser events, generally parties where a lot of money is raised for good causes:
One story I can't wait to check out, for publication at the local level and to check how it was reported at the national level, is the report that guns are just flying off the shelves since the late days of the campaign and then Obama's election. The national radio reports I've heard have been paper-thin on sourcing -- just anecdotal reports from gun shop owners and NRA types saying people are stocking up on firearms out of fear that the Democrats are going to confiscate their weapons.
Might be true, but based on the few stories I've heard, which have then reverberated throughout the media echo chamber, I'm not impressed by the evidence.
We've had a few readers quit the paper because of our endorsements this season, but probably just as many people have written notes such as this one:
I had to chortle at a correction in the Wall Street Journal today:
I can appreciate the distinction between a tenth and a hundredth, but I assume the average reader will say, it's a sign of the times when big newspapers that quibbling over the tiniest of growth trends.
Another take on how well newspapers did on Wednesday...
And then another regrettable letter from a reader, addressed to the publisher...came by U.S. mail, so this is going to take some key-stroking, but you have to see it -- typos are his:
OK, this is getting boring. I'm going to skip a paragraph about Fannie Mae and Freddy (sic) Mac.
Then he resumes:
There are so many places to begin -- blaming us for the economic conditions that caused our workforce reduction this week, using the old McCarthy term "fellow travelers," the tasteless reference to waterboarding, blaming us for the financial crisis (and timing it perfectly!), the laughable repetition of the Limbaugh line about Obama shutting down conservative talk radio, the sneering -- but as Gov. Palin said in response to a question Wednesday, I have "no time for the pettiness."
Nor for the hate call I received overnight on my voice mail -- this one takes less time to transcribe:
Fortunately, we're a bigger country than this.