Henry Skinner

Lehman shrinking

From the BCBR:

Lehman consolidates three newspapers

February 15, 2010 — LONGMONT – Lehman Communications Corp., publisher of the Times-Call in Longmont, consolidated three of its weekly newspapers and eliminated nine employees in an effort to cut costs.

The Louisville Times, Lafayette News and Erie Review were consolidated into the Colorado Hometown Weekly on Jan. 20. The new weekly has a circulation of approximately 20,000.

Read the rest at the BCBR.

Foxymoron

From the Daily Camera Letters online:

Fair and balanced?

Yeah, right

My wife and I watched 60 Minutes with interest last Sunday to discover that Sarah Palin had to ask Joe Biden if she could call him Joe at the vice-presidential debates so she wouldn’t make the mistake of confusing his last name with Obama’s. She ended up calling him O’Biden anyway.

However strange that was, your story in Monday’s paper topped it. Fox News hired Sarah Palin as a political commentator and analyst. Her response? “It’s wonderful to be part of a place that so values fair and balanced news.” Fox News fair and balanced? Now that’s an oxymoron.

And Sarah Palin as a Fox political analyst? That’s even better, my wife said. That`s a Foxymoron!

RON SMARON
Boulder