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3 minutes ago, BadLandsMeanie said:

My take on Jerry is of a divorced alcoholic. Is he a family man?

 

 

I think he's in a 'domestic relationship' with Rex Carr...

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12 hours ago, PromoTheRobot said:

 

 

if they fire Bucky and Jerry and replace them with some balanced reporters without an ax to constantly grind I wil buy a subscription

 

I told others recently that the BN was hurting they didn't believe it to be true, but there entire online model screams money issues

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I feel bad for those at the Buffalo News who will likely lose a job, as the inevitable down-slide of the newspaper industry as we know it continues.

 

As for some of the sports writers there, I would like to feel for them, but when guys like Sullivan act like pompous a-holes, it's hard to sympathize.

 

Let this be a lesson to EVERYONE: No matter what you do for a living in life, remember work is temporary. We are all replaceable. Don't let it get to your head.

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10 hours ago, BADOLBILZ said:

 

 

Now people will have NO CHOICE but to get their news from local am radio stations.    The future is yours Promo!

 

 

there is a fork in this road, one bares right an dleads to the AM radio, the other leads left and heads ot the internet

 

Kind of funny to think AM radio is the answer to the BN news going TU because most everyone complains about WGR as much as BN in regards to sports news...

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Serious question - which of the following is a better source of Bills news: The Buffalo News or YoloInOhio and 26CornerBlitz?

 

That's your answer on why TBN is irrelevant.

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6 minutes ago, ddaryl said:

 

 

if they fire Bucky and Jerry and replace them with some balanced reporters without an ax to constantly grind I wil buy a subscription

 

I told others recently that the BN was hurting they didn't believe it to be true, but there entire online model screams money issues

 

Bucky and Jerry are both pretty rough. Once in a great while, Jerry writes something decent. I don't think anyone disagrees that the man is a talented writer, it's the non-stop negativity that turns people off to reading his stuff. What's worse is the influence they've had on Jay Skurski. After Tyler Dunne left (their best guy behind Tim Graham) I was like, "Eh, at least Skurski is still there" but more and more his stuff resembles Bucky and Jerry. 

 

I thought it was obvious they weren't doing good when an outlet like Bleacher Report is able to offer one of your better writers a whole lot more. Bleacher Report has grown into a reputable source but back in the day, it was pretty rough and barely anyone took them seriously.

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It is sad,  but the BN is getting their comeuppance partly due to the hard leans of so many of their reporters.

 

With constant Trump bashing by Zremski, Turner & Zyglis, and Sullivan, Gleason & Harrington tearing down the Pegulas, many cancelled their subscription. 

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1 minute ago, Ifartalot said:

It is sad,  but the BN's is getting their comeuppance for the hard leans of so many of their reporters.

 

Constant Trump bashing by Zremski, Turner and Zyglis, along with Sullivan, Gleason and Harrington tearing down the Pegulas, has soured many locals to their paper. 

 

Their comeuppance shall be had!!!

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Sad to hear. Less media diversity leaves us more susceptible to less media diversity. 

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9 minutes ago, K-9 said:

Sad to hear. Less media diversity leaves us more susceptible to less media diversity. 

Don't be so glum.  The kiddie corps 'journalists' at WIVB will be glad to tell you where to get Buffalo's Best Shoe Shine.

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1 minute ago, Ridgewaycynic2013 said:

Don't be so glum.  The kiddie corps 'journalists' at WIVB will be glad to tell you where to get Buffalo's Best Shoe Shine.

That is so true, local news stations shows are mostly superfluous.  

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13 hours ago, Dr.Sack said:

I find it funny that a company owned by Warren Buffett would be in financial trouble. The Oligarch worth $75 Billion should stop taking so much money out of the paper and find a way to lower operating costs by taking less money back to Omaha.

Print media is a dying entity.   It is destined to go the same way as the pager and the walkman.    Trying to keep it alive because of some nostalgic draw is as foolish and trying to maintain steam powered transportation.

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1 hour ago, Da webster guy said:

Print newspapers aren't dying because of high operating costs.  Declining revenues in print and classified ads are killing them.  Buffet said he thinks only the NY Times and Wall Street Journal will survive in the long run.    And unfortunately Jerry Sullivan still remains alive, like an old scarred cockroach. 

The Washington Post will survive. https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/washington-post-still-plays-catch-gaining-times-n833236

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Social. Less than a quarter of digital readers come in through the home screen. If you want people to see your story, build a large social following.

Interaction. One of the keys to a strong social following? Interact with users. We can’t just be a megaphone.

 

Ah, I get it now. That is why guys like Mike Harrington are so thin skinned & argumentative with everyone on twitter. He is "interacting" with users.... lol. 

 

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In unrelated news, courier pigeon farms haven’t seen the same Great Depression bounce back as the other sectors.

 

Still looking for answers  

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Just now, Ifartalot said:

It is sad,  but the BN is getting their comeuppance partly due to the hard leans of so many of their reporters.

 

With constant Trump bashing by Zremski, Turner & Zyglis, and Sullivan, Gleason & Harrington tearing down the Pegulas, many cancelled their subscription. 

I have zero issue with Zremski. I actually think he's quite good.

 

But Bucky + Sully + Harrington drive me mad. They just seem way too jaded by all the years of losing. 

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1 minute ago, BillsFan4 said:

I have zero issue with Zremski. I actually think he's quite good.

 

But Bucky + Sully + Harrington drive me mad. They just seem way too jaded by all the years of losing. 

You mean like 95% of Sabres and Bills fans have been over that same time period?

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Just now, LabattBlue said:

You mean like 95% of Sabres and Bills fans have been over that same time period?

Lol. Pretty much. 

 

 

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1 hour ago, ddaryl said:

 

 

if they fire Bucky and Jerry and replace them with some balanced reporters without an ax to constantly grind I wil buy a subscription

 

I told others recently that the BN was hurting they didn't believe it to be true, but there entire online model screams money issues

 

I hate both guys but one clarification.  They're columnists, not reporters.    Their job is to stir the pot, attract eyeballs (which they do, much like the hosts at 'GR) and generally get people talking about them.   

 

But like proverbial trees falling in the woods, if enough people stop reading/clicking their work product, they become boat anchors on the bottom line... 

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3 minutes ago, Lurker said:

They're columnists, not reporters.    Their job is to stir the pot, attract eyeballs (which they do, much like the hosts at 'GR) and generally get people talking about them.   

This goes over the head of so many here, that it's not even worth arguing about any more.

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9 minutes ago, BillsFan4 said:

I have zero issue with Zremski. I actually think he's quite good.

 

But Bucky + Sully + Harrington drive me mad. They just seem way too jaded by all the years of losing. 

 

Agreed on Zremski.   He's top notch and actually too good for the Snooze, IMO.     

 

The other guys are just playing to the 'drunks on a barstool' / lowest common denominator contingent... 

 

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Best! News! Ever! And I am sure they'll blame something not of their doing but in reality, people see it as a corporate profit center for a billionaire and one that only publishes fluff pieces kissing the collective azz of every politician and developer in WNY and basically tell everyone how awesome WNY is, when it's in fact dying a slow, 60+ year death. People wnt good reporting, want people in govt held accountable. Instead it's turned into Byron Brown's personal media empire. Sean McDermott has held more press conferences in his time here that Brown has in his what, 4 terms? They don't hold him to anything. Meanwhile the sports section is tougher on sports figures than the news is on any politician. Funny how that works. 

 

So today is an awesome day!!!! Love it, love it, love it.

 

I hope that paper dies off and The Public fills the void and grows.

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2 minutes ago, zonabb said:

basically tell everyone how awesome WNY is, when it's in fact dying a slow, 60+ year death.

 

You must be fun at parties.    That is, if anyone would invite you to one...

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Kind of hard to feel bad for them and their geocities online presence. I've seen more intuitive webpage designs in high school newspapers. They doggedly refuse to get rid of writers people hate and are clinging to a business model that hasn't been successful since the 80s. 

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