The Bristol Herald Courier's J Todd Foster - Crying A River
As the BHC's rival newspaper The Kingsport Times sales increases, old Jtodd cry's a river - J. TODD FOSTER: When Newspapers Die, So Does An American Linchpin
The year will be 2039 and my 10-year-old grandson will climb onto the porch swing and sit next to me. He’ll be holding a yellowed newspaper – one of many that he found boxed in my attic.
“What’s this giant piece of paper, grandpa?” he’ll say.
A tear will form in the corner of one of my eyes and I’ll say softly: “It’s a newspaper.”
Jtodd continues to give reasons of why they failed. He blames those internets, bloggers, blah blah. Not once does he mention the shitty reporting, biased reporting, and the dim witted one sided editorial pages that he and others have used to turn away readers one by one. As I said to his fellow BHC writer Ms Tate - Look in the mirror sir. Tell your grandson the truth - We sucked son and the readers stopped buying it. Just like in the piece above that I proudly mention bringing down a corrupt president (Nixon) yet I forgot to tell you about the one that was impeached(Clinton). Yes son...Just like the unmentioned president and the lady he was involved with---We blew it.