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mirobeh

I am sad to see the PI go down as well, but the fact is that the PI has maintained poor journalistic standards and offers us nothing unique from that which is available elsewhere or online.

The same can be said of the Seattle Times, but one of them had to be the first to go.

chucks

It does not matter why they are going to be gone. Just be glad they are going. Duff's mom will get over it. BillO can take credit. I want to get some credit.
The sooner that rag is flushed down the crapper, the better.
Next in line should be the New York Times. Sink that bitch.
Thanks for the bright spot in my day.

Ray in Boise

Liberal or conservative leanings aside newspapers are experiencing economic challenges because the model that drives them (classifieds for profits) has changed. It is more economical for advertisers to narrow their approach and target audiences more specifically on the Internet and other, more personal media which, in some cases is even more liberal (or conservative) than the PI. The current economic problems for the PI have nothing to do with content, just plain old economics, which Bill O'Reilly has no right to take credit for.

Duffman

'O'reilly takes credit for bringing down the seattle post-intelligencer'

The PI didn't need any help, it brought itself down. However I will miss the paper and I'll be sad to see such an area icon bite the dust.
...and who cares what O'Reilly tries to take credit for...he is a 'non-event' who happens to be in love with himself

sparky

I read in the Tacoma paper that being an all on-line paper is still a possibility for the PI

KS

The Pee-Eye brought itself down. Bill O just has it in for Seattle and this state - that's as plain as the nose on your face. That's because he unfairly characterizes this state as a haven for secular progressives.

An extreme right-winger ? I don't think so - he is a traditionalist that leans conservative but calls himself an independent. He is better on TV than on the radio. One thing he actually was though - was pretty much down the middle in the Presidential race. He was objective and said that McCain blew it and Obama ran a great campaign - go figure...

joanie

I think turning into an online paper is a good idea although at this point, they're hardly the first. I'm think crosscut probably does that better.

Also, too bad they didn't go the way of The Stranger or Seattle Weekly. How is the Weekly doing anyway? They seem to have a lot of ads that appeal to a certain market...so there's profitability out there if you know where the niche is.

Anyway, I don't take the papers and haven't read them for years but I preferred the PI. I don't like Frank Blethen's politics.

gonna_blow

yeah I would have thought that OReilly would use his powers to bring down the Stranger first.

Puget Sound

In regards to Rachel Maddow, it's easier to be 'civil' when you only have on people you basically agree with 'cept the topic of who hates Bush more...we'll see how that works over the next 4 years. Ironic as it may seem to some, it's those awful Fox Shows that have dissenting opinions while the ones on MSNBC don't like to dirty up the air with people that disagree (notable exception: Morning Joe)

"One of the compliments I hear most frequently about her is that Maddow doesn't shout at her guests and treats them with civility.

Which is true -- unlike those bearish types over at Fox News arguing with guests whose opinions they don't share, thereby running the risk of viewers learning something in the exchange."

Habu

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sparky

You sure are grumpy, Puts..is your wife making you sleep on the couch these days??
If you watched Rachel regularly, you would know that she often has people on her show that she disagrees with.

Fox admitted that they were fed talking points from the White House. Is that really the job of a news network?

Duffman

...of note: Pat Buchanan, whom she regularly engages. [but it appears he is a 'token' guest]

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