The decision by a group of newspapers in the State of Colorado to increase their subscription rate by more than twenty percent resulted in a predictable response: A growing number of subscribers have made it known that they will not be renewing their subscriptions for newspapers that offer less and less content – specifically content relevant to Colorado and locations within the state.
At the same time the readership of this blog continues to grow. Based on the number of e-mails received over the past week a new record for readers was again set. A review of the communications received reveals a growing displeasure with the newspaper industry within the State of Colorado and the news media overall. As the cost of living in the State of Colorado continues to rise consumers are becoming more informed and decisions about purchases are become more deliberate. For example, one batch of e-mails explicitly asserted that paying several hundred dollars a year for a newspaper with less than three pages of local news a day does not constitute a wise investment. Related to this concern was a growing chorus by soon-to-be former newspaper subscribers who have made it known that they will not financially support publications that demand submission and support of partisan political agendas presented as objective fact and truth.
Then there was a third group of e-mails that represent a valid opinion – the news media and journalism are no longer one and the same. The news media advocates for special interests while journalism reports the events of the day.
Because of the accessibility of information consumers are becoming increasingly aware of the fraud perpetuated by the news media, and this betrayal has provided reason to no longer trust or respect the news media. The dishonesty is being responded to by consumers refusing to financially support through subscriptions and advertising the dishonesty of the alleged professionals.
It is not an unrealistic prediction that within the next decade the newspaper industry will cease to exist. It is not inaccurate or incorrect to suggest that within the next ten years the news media will also meet with its end.
A substantial number of e-mails in one twenty-four hour period from new readers, who have made it known that they will no longer do business with a newspaper in the State of Colorado because the editor has stated that anyone who does not accept sexual depravity, deviancy, and perversion is not a good Christian.
The wildfire season in the State of Colorado arrived with force and fury, and many men and women are working around the clock to fight them and put them out.
A fire started by a lightning strike is a natural event. A fire caused by someone flicking a cigarette or leaving a marijuana joint burning is not.
Coloradans respect the place they choose to call home. Show your respect by not flicking a butt and by openly thanking those who give so much, including their personal safety and well-being in fighting fires in Colorado.
A candidate running for the governorship of the State of Colorado recently admitted that he did not pay any income tax for 2001 through 2005.
Expect the news media in the State of Colorado to overlook this and his desire to repeal tax cuts and increase taxes on Coloradans because of his political affiliation and his sexual orientation.
June 21, 2018 is Father’s Day. Fathers can ride The Fort Collins Trolley for free:
The Greeley Stampede, considered by many to be the premiere summer event of Colorado, runs June 22, 2018 through July 4, 2018. For more information:
The Never Summer Rodeo, in Walden, CO., runs June 22, 2018 through June 24, 2018. For more information:
The 87th Annual Donkey Derby Days, in Cripple Creek, CO., take place June 22, 2018 through June 24, 2018. For more information:
With a trade war between the United States of America and China pending the opportunity to buy America-made goods and products from the State of Colorado is here, and now.
Finally, to those who acknowledged and honored the intent of Flag Day and the events that transpired on D-Day: Thank you for respecting the significance of what each occasion means and must mean for all time.
The failure on the part of much of the news media in the State of Colorado to do so goes beyond a simple insult, but given that so few in the news media in Colorado served or serve their lack of respect for the men and women of the United States of America Armed Forces should be expected.