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    Of course not Cheap…you and Snarf…know exactly what I meant. The only way to get a company with this much control over what you see, hear and read is to hit them where it hurts…in the pocket book.

    There are no checks and balances in this town as far as information is concerned. Just the IDEA they could lose business can only help keep them honest.

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    MoneyDragon said:
    She was always a great read.

    How long do you all think the Dispatch is going keep printing the competing weekly papers?

    You know, I’m a little surprised that they haven’t folded The Other Paper yet but I guess as long as there is some ad revenue to squeeze out of it then it remains useful for the Wolfes. They will run it into the ground and then pull the plug I guess. I doubt it lasts past the springtime.

    cheap said:
    this website could be a powerful venue to shed more light on the the Arena bailout

    I agree. It’s up to Walker what direction he wants to take his enterprise but there is clearly a need in this town for investigative reporting and an alternative voice beyond Bob Fitrakis and what he does at The Free Press.
    The current state of affairs actually reflects poorly on this city and is bad for Democracy.

    Pilsner used the word “soviet” to describe the Wolfe’s power and I think that’s a good comparision. I guess that means the Dispatch is Pravda.

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    How long do you all think the Dispatch is going keep printing the competing weekly papers?

    As long as they can keep selling ads in both.

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    MoneyDragon said:
    How long do you all think the Dispatch is going keep printing the competing weekly papers?

    I look forward to the day when I only have to throw away one weekly suburban community newspaper without reading it.

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    i hope they dont get rid of the other paper

    i grab about 20 of them every week to use for packing material

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    Just got my new Columbus Monthly, noted that Willow’s column was missing, and Googled my way here to find confirmation of my suspicion that she had been fired. While I only check out CU sporadically, three months ago I posted here that I suspected Willows days at CM were numbered after the acquisition by the Dispatch. Aside from the casino issue, how could the Distort allow CM to keep someone that they not only fired before, but who also expressed (logical) disdain for Kasich and some other Republicans, no matter how gently.

    I was hoping I was wrong, but I wasn’t. King Wolfe has spoken. Long live the king of all local printed media.

    To the person who said they hope Willow lands on her feet, I doubt one short column per month in CM could have been her primary source of income.

    I notice that CM’s website hasn’t yet purged Willows articles, or — more importantly — articles critical of the Wolfes (especially the late iron-fisted John W Wolfe) or the Dispatch. Yet.

    EDIT: Just noticed that the retooled CM website doesn’t offer back issues for sale as the old one did. Hmmm. And while I can’t swear to it, I thought they had previously had a mid-90′s article about the “Death of a Titan” (JW Wolfe) that did not paint a pretty portrait. Maybe the next step is for some issues (or certain pages within those issues) to suddenly start disappearing from local libraries??

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