Bad Journalism + Biased Editor = The Gray News

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

I am hopeful

With the Gray News's sale, Editor Ray Clark's quitting, Nathan Tsukroff's welcome distance from the reporting world, and several Directors' retirement, I am hopeful that The Gray News will make a turnaround to being the clean, upstanding paper it once was.

The Gray News was there first and is really the rightful paper of Gray. It lost that rightful place in methods of their own choosing, when they abused the populace with their lies and bias. However, there is always room for improvement and I am hopeful that the Gray News will once again report the news in unbiased, well-written, less caustic and sarcastic manner now that new people will be coming around.

That said, I think it was a huge mistake for Current Publishing to take The Monument out of Gray. And a huge mistake for the Gray News to move to New Gloucester, just because that was where the free rent was. A town should have its paper, and the paper should be front and center and visible to all, part of the important transparency that gives credibility in the news business.

I think the Gray News should move back into the Village. Establish a presence there and begin to re-connect with the community it once loved, observed, and provided important unbiased information to. And in return, the community can once again embrace its own paper that it loved so well for those many years.

How about it?

8 Comments:

  • I agree with you wholeheartedly. We need a REAL Gray Newspaper again! The original Gray News was, The Monument was, the two we have now are not...both are error ridden because of lack of investigation. Council meetings, the dispatch issue, etc all undercovered and had poor reporting. Misinformation from both.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:49 PM  

  • Ray Clark has deeply poisoned the attitude of many toward the Gray News. Personally, I will not have any dealings with the Gray News until Clark and all those who supported/tolerated him are gone, really gone, not just emeritus; and new direction has been demonstrated.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2:58 PM  

  • I fully agree! As long as Ray is involved {no matter how briefly} the Lies continue!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3:32 PM  

  • Both papers fall short in their political coverage...albeit for different reasons.

    By Anonymous Tim, at 3:43 PM  

  • Tim, do you have thoughts on what those reasons may be?

    By Blogger BiasBuster, at 3:58 PM  

  • Did you make the front page of the 'Independant of News' this week? Not to worry one of the men who were listed as one of his cronies called him an "..old dolt". Now I'm not sure what a 'dolt' is exactly but it was given in a derogatory tone.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:57 PM  

  • Dolt means stupid. 'old dolt' is a less affectionate term for 'old fart' or 'old duffer.' It's an interesting choice of owrds, because you're right, it is derogatory.

    By Blogger BiasBuster, at 7:29 AM  

  • I just wonder if everyone listed on the front page of this failing rag is proud to be there. Ask them.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:13 AM  

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