Of the four newspapers that employed me during my checkered, 30-year career, two are defunct,* and the two remainders are not doing well. I am referring to the Houston Chronicle and The Times-Picayune. The latter, a New Orleans publication, has teamed up with the Baton Rouge paper to cut costs and hang on.
Both the Houston and New Orleans newspapers were powerhouses, especially the Chronicle which was in the top 10 circulation-wise in the nation. Nearly everyone who worked there voted Democrat, including me, but the papers remained almost entirely nonpartisan which is how genuine journalism functions.
That has changed, but not just at those two newspapers. Almost the entire news media have become partisan, pushing the Democrat Party line. All conservatives know this, and some Democrats do too.
Two glaring examples appeared over the past few days. I am sure there are many more, but my two previous workplaces have done this to support their party in Washington D.C.:
They are ignoring completely the Afghanistan disaster caused by the Democrat Cabal in the White House.
Neither has anything about the situation on its website. Nothing! It is astounding.
Their coverage demonstrates two things: One is slavish White House support. Two is how trivial our minds have become. What are those two papers publishing? Sports, entertainment, dining, street construction and covid, covid, covid. Most of it is pure blather.
Speaking of publishing powerhouses, and to their credit, The New York Times and The Washington Post are reporting Biden’s Afghanistan mess very well. I know it must pain them. Good.
*The New Orleans States-Item and The San Juan Star.