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Taken Down

by Ed Attanasio (writer), San Frickin' Frisco, Baby!, February 10, 2009


Taken Down


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By AmyO on February 10, 2009 at 02:23 pm

This has been coming for awhile. I don't think many people in the Bay Area take the Examiner seriously anymore and The Chronicle has taken most of their readers. They are definitely on borrowed time. The Chronicle recently changed their format to try to keep themselves afloat, not sure it will work for too long though. Newspapers just can't keep their readers and advertisers anymore. Very sad, indeed.

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By D. E. Carson on February 10, 2009 at 09:08 pm

The Chronicle's demise is the result of its ultra-left liberal leanings.  The same can be said for The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times and The Washington Post.  Not only are people getting their news from other sources, they're getting it from sources that aren't patently radically liberal.  I believe most of America is pretty close to the middle of the road and maybe slightly right of dead center with the occasional vascillation to just left of center.  But the Chronicle has drifted too far left for its own good and it is now paying the consequences.  People are sick and tired of it and the fact that the Chronicle is now dumping three copies of its own news paper on doorsteps only to let them be left to turn to mush in wet bags is truly a travesty.

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By travelingseth on February 12, 2009 at 02:27 pm

Shameless, SF Examiner. Your blanketing of the city with papers sans subscriptions was bad enough.

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By Ellie M on February 14, 2009 at 07:41 pm

I think it's a very sad day when newspapers are slowly disappearing because of the internet.  The internet may expose some truths, but it also narrows the privacy of our own lives. I don't see how that could possibly be viewed as a good thing.

And since regulations and standards about what can or cannot be pubished does not exist, it makes fraud easily commitable daily.  So people who are maybe innocent if the time and careful research was done as done with newspaper and magazine publications, people end up wrongfully accused and judged based on internet hearsay. 

Like I said, it's a sad day that newspapers are going away.  It is giving way from the real and tangible that you can hold in your hands to the virtual which only exists if you have an internet connection.  Which seems pretty elitest really.  Music, Books, and Movies are also moving tangible consumner products towards virtuality. 

Of course I was also sad over the disappearance of cassette tapes and records.  Seriously, without newspapers, how on earth am I supposed to have any real fun with the sunday comics and my silly puddy :D

Well written article ED!  Too bad it couldn't have been published in the newspaper.

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By D. E. Carson on February 15, 2009 at 12:45 am

ACK!  Sorry, Ed.  My goof!!!

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By IdiotWind on February 20, 2009 at 02:17 am

I signed up for this Web site just to respond to this ridiculous post. Ha! It really made me laugh. Good one. I would love to respond to all these inane comments, too, but the fact is most of you wouldn't care because you're so empowered by your anonymous posts in the privacy of your home, or wherever, that no one can penetrate your shell. But to Ed Attanasio, the "author" of this post, blog, blah, poop, whatever heap of barf you want to call it, with a simple Google search of your name, it appears you once wrote something for the Examiner -- unless there's someone else in the Bay Area that shares your name? It was a prep football blurb. What happened? Did they not offer you a "real" job? So this is how you get back at them? Coward!

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By IdiotWind on March 02, 2009 at 05:00 pm

Ed, baby, sorry to inform you that A) I don't work for the Examiner, and B) Idiot Wind is my real name. Also, it's really professional to get mad at people who don't agree with you. Way to go! That's journalism! Guess we know how sore your ego is.

And since the "article" is gone (hehehe), I cannot delve further into it's absurdity. But I do remember several "points" you tried to make. One was that the paper was delivered on Sunday but not Monday, and that somehow reflected poorly on the company. I subscribe to the Examiner, so I know -- and it's pretty freakin' easy to find out -- that they only deliver Sunday and Thursday editions. There you go. The other thing was that you gave it six months, just pulled from your bum, with absolutely nothing substantial to back it up. Then, only a few short weeks later, the Chronicle announces massive structural changes are coming or it's shutting down. And the Examiner just goes on, covering local news. That's why I subsribe, because it's a local paper (and it's free) and it's not filled with a bunch of regional pap. It's also not a half-wit "blog," like so much of the Internet "news" about this fine city.

Plus, I find it very refreshing that someone would have the gall to actually give the other side in this liberal-elite town. I don't agree with many of their editorials, but at least I can get a sense of where the other side stands. That should not be taken for granted.

But, I'm glad to have angered you so much, Ed, and all the others here who can't stand that someone doesn't agree with them. I won.

Yours truly, Idiot Wind III

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By IdiotWind on March 02, 2009 at 07:10 pm

This is too easy! Ed, you just don't get it, man. You are so pathetic. You're picking on a guy who's name is Idiot Wind, about an "article" you wrote that was removed from the site you work for. You then posted it on your personal "blog." You are the IDIOT WIND, dude. It's not hard to comprehend.

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By Jen on March 04, 2009 at 12:08 pm

This was fun.  Just to clarify for you Mr. Wind...noone "works" for Broowaha.  Well...maybe Ariel and Digidave.  The rest of the writers here do it for free because they like to write.  Though, these days I honestly can't see why anyone is when there are plenty of online venues that have actual editors and will actually pay you for your prose and have some sort of moderation for the kind of foolishness that has taken over this once really fun site.

Ed- I miss El G too.  He made me laugh...and not with incredulity like some of the jokers around here.

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By Jen on March 04, 2009 at 12:15 pm

I just went to your blog to read the article.  THAT is what got peoples panties in a bunch?  You've got to be kidding me.  Hell...the mayor of SF was on Bill Maher Friday and they even discussed the demise of printed newspapers...the Examiner being one of them.'re in good company...forward thinking...ahead of the times...on the edge...and you're only going forward cause you cannot find reverse.

Mr. Wind-  You're like...really weird.

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By Ellie M on March 04, 2009 at 05:20 pm

I've been reading for a while and I agree that I loved reading the articles/related comments, especially when the comments weren't longer than the article itself OR full of references to other articles that I did NOT really care to read in the first place ~ BORING! 

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By Ellie M on March 04, 2009 at 07:12 pm

That's funny Ed and thanks :)

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By Ellie M on March 05, 2009 at 02:43 pm

It's unfortunate that some people here view me as a villian for expressing my opinion (which I know you don't Ed & thank you for the emails).  

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By Jen on March 06, 2009 at 01:00 am

Perhaps Mr. Wind is high on his own farts.

P.S.  I love Ellie too.  Though, it should be noted that I also love the smell of napalm in the morning...

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