Thursday, June 21, 2012

Nola.com Newspaper Killer Ricky Mathews' Latest and Most Outrageous Falsehood:

“About 20 percent of adults in this market don’t get their news and information from our website,” Mathews told the crowd. “Everybody else does. Number One website in New Orleans. Number One news and information site in the state of Louisiana.”

It is disturbing when newspaper publishers, even newly minted ones, say things that are obviously untrue. Does anyone seriously believe that 80% of the population of New Orleans gets its news from the clunkiest and least coherent big city newspaper web site in the nation? Is Ricky Mathews really delusional or something worse? Read the full story by Kevin Allman: Here>> (Read it and weep--but be sure to read the comments.) More background: Here>>

Almost lost amid the T-P hoopla earlier this month was Greg Palast's great piece on how Bain Capital, Mitt Romney's old firm, shares responsibility for the Deepwater Horizon rig blowout in the Gulf. The mentality behind the BP and T-P fiascoes is the same: addiction to short term profits inevitably leads to long term disasters. Read all about it: Here>>