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USA TODAY NEWSPAPER | September 14, 2009 | self

Posted on 09/14/2009 7:08:12 AM PDT by ncfool

Sitting here in my DC hotel room this morning and received the Hotel's USA Today newspaper and took a look through the front page section.

Guess What! The USA Today didn't even have any story on the Washington Tea Party.

Can you imagine that! No story.

The Newspaper media is wondering why their readership is declining its obivious that they are the Obama Media department and they work for the Democratic party. Can you imagine that 1,500,000 people attended a rally in DC to wake up the politicians and they USA Today doesn't cover it.

I guess we have the Axelrod controlled media.

So today I will stop reading the USA Today when traveling at hotels.

Maybe we need to show the USA Today some pictures of the event. I bet there are some Freepers here who can show them that there were at least 50 or 60 of us that showed up in DC.

I used to be a subscriber of the Kansas City Star (Falling Star)newspaper but dropped my 25 year subscription last October 1st, 2008.


TOPICS: US: District of Columbia; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: boycott; gannett; media; newsblackout; newspapers; obama; teaparty; usatoday
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1 posted on 09/14/2009 7:08:13 AM PDT by ncfool
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To: ncfool

I’ve never bought - or read - a USA TODAY in my life... Guess I’m way ahead of the times.... ;)


2 posted on 09/14/2009 7:09:38 AM PDT by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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To: ncfool

I only buy newspapers for the coupons and trash liners. I get my “news” off the net.


3 posted on 09/14/2009 7:09:47 AM PDT by Dallas59
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To: ncfool

http://www.glennbeck.com/content/articles/article/198/30493/


4 posted on 09/14/2009 7:10:37 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: ncfool

And Gannett is headquartered across the Potomac, so it’s not like they didn’t know. ;)


5 posted on 09/14/2009 7:10:49 AM PDT by NativeNewYorker (Freepin' Jew Boy)
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To: Dallas59

I think the USA Today reporter was in Minneapolis at the Target Center....covering the PUSH IT DOWN YOUR THROAT Healthcare speech.


6 posted on 09/14/2009 7:11:22 AM PDT by rovenstinez
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To: ncfool

Many hotels give patrons complimentary copies of USA today. Wonder what their sales would be like without those?


7 posted on 09/14/2009 7:11:28 AM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: ncfool
I'm sure USA Today provided plenty of coverage of the Million Ten Thousand Man March.
8 posted on 09/14/2009 7:12:14 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (Kenya tell me where Obama was born?)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Start requesting the WSJ when you check in. Some better hotels offer both.


9 posted on 09/14/2009 7:13:36 AM PDT by Oldexpat
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To: ncfool

It’s USA Toady.


10 posted on 09/14/2009 7:13:40 AM PDT by Cboldt
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To: ncfool; Grampa Dave

Grampa Dave always insist the hotel deduct the price of the USA Today from his bill when he travels.


11 posted on 09/14/2009 7:13:43 AM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: ncfool

I don’t know how USA Today stays in business. Does anyone really buy that rag? The only time I’ve picked one up was when it was laying in front of my hotel room door.


12 posted on 09/14/2009 7:13:54 AM PDT by nagdt ("speak the truth but leave immediately afterward")
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To: ncfool

AOL News hasn’t had a single peep either.

(But what do you expect from All the News that’s fit for Yekls?)

Still, if anyone thinks the US media isn’t modeled on Komsomolskaya Pravda . . .


13 posted on 09/14/2009 7:14:53 AM PDT by NaughtiusMaximus (Hey, Mr. Obama, please don't gnaw the finger off my gramma!)
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To: ncfool

There weren’t a million at the million Man March in 1995 but here’s the index to USA’s stories about it.

Million Man March Index
Latest story - October 11, 1996
March helped make a family in Georgia - October 11, 1996
Cleveland stumbles on path to change - October 11, 1996
Louis Farrakhan profile - October 16, 1995
Black men converge on Washington for rally - October 16, 1995
Reactions
Some whites are skeptical of march’s positive effects - October 17, 1995
Women’s reactions run from elation to disdain - October 17, 1995
Clinton urges both races to ‘clean house’ - October 17, 1995
Clinton to walk a fine line on race in speech - October 16, 1995
Analysis
What’s it about - October 13, 1995
Theme timely, but organizer is controversial - October 13, 1995
Sidebar
The logistics statistics: Road signs and relief - October 16, 1995
Washington’s great gatherings - October 17, 1995
Addicts begin walk away from the past - October 13, 1995
Further links
Nation of Islam Million Man March home page
Graphics
Buses lined up would reach 75 miles
Where march was held


14 posted on 09/14/2009 7:16:03 AM PDT by dblshot
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To: nagdt
...in front of my hotel room door.

That ruins my entire day when they do that.....

15 posted on 09/14/2009 7:16:20 AM PDT by 11th Commandment (Proud Member of the DHS radical list since Jan 20, 2009)
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To: ncfool

The story was in Sunday’s paper.


16 posted on 09/14/2009 7:16:50 AM PDT by Kleon
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To: nagdt

Did you ever count up the number of hotel room doors?


17 posted on 09/14/2009 7:18:43 AM PDT by drubyfive
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To: ncfool

avoid any gannett media property at all costs

the tennessean here in nashville is a joke

the newsroom staff looks like ACORN’s Detroit office meets MOVEON.ORG


18 posted on 09/14/2009 7:19:10 AM PDT by wardaddy (Bro and his czars...we have tar, feathers and rails waiting...and a road outta town..)
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To: Uncle Ike

USA Today is garbage. I would nver buy it. Hotels have it but I throw them away when they put them under the door. It is propaganda targeting morons.


19 posted on 09/14/2009 7:19:29 AM PDT by Frantzie (Lou Dobbs & Glenn Beck- American Heroes! Bill O'Reilly = Liar)
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To: ncfool

If I go to a hotel, I tell them not to send USA Today to my room.

It makes me angry even to see that piece of crap sitting on the floor.


20 posted on 09/14/2009 7:20:10 AM PDT by rlmorel (You cannot reap the benefits right now of the planning ahead you didn't do in the past.)
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To: ncfool

FOX had a segment on that this morning with young Johnathan Krohn (14 yo and future POTUS!). Newspapers aren’t reporting on this is very telling.


21 posted on 09/14/2009 7:20:51 AM PDT by bgill (The framers of the US Constitution established an entire federal government in 18 pages.)
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To: ncfool

I’ve made it a practice to make a point that I don’t want the USA Today on my bill. The usual response is that it’s free. My retort is that USA Today is $1 on my bill. If they want my reservation, remove it.


22 posted on 09/14/2009 7:21:27 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: Uncle Ike

Ditto that!!


23 posted on 09/14/2009 7:21:55 AM PDT by Osage Orange (A community organizer cannot bitch when communities organize..... - Rush Limbaugh)
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To: ncfool

I am not trying to defend the leftist rag, but they did have some coverage, at least on the internet, “Tens of thousands rally in D.C. against federal spending”. I haven’t bought a USA Today in years, so I have no idea if the story was in a print edition.

http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/2009-09-11-tax-rally_N.htm

If you want to get yourself really worked up read some of the comments following the story.


24 posted on 09/14/2009 7:22:04 AM PDT by fireman15 (Check your facts before making ignorant statements.)
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; bigheadfred; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; ...
Sitting here in my DC hotel room this morning and received the Hotel's USA Today newspaper and took a look through the front page section. Guess What! The USA Today didn't even have any story on the Washington Tea Party.

25 posted on 09/14/2009 7:23:57 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: Kleon
The story was in Sunday’s paper.

USEless TODAY does not publish Sunday, so Monday is their first chance to report. I don't see anything on their website either (holding nose as I scroll thru website).

26 posted on 09/14/2009 7:27:57 AM PDT by buzzyboop (I am Sarah Palin.)
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To: ncfool

What would I line my rodent cage with? How would I wrap my fish? Where would my puppy relieve itself?


27 posted on 09/14/2009 7:28:46 AM PDT by LeonardFMason
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To: ncfool

In the future, when booking a hotel room, I’ll ask if USA Today comes with the deal. If the answer is yes, I’ll find another hotel. (I already only stay, if possible, at hotels that carry the Fox News channel!)


28 posted on 09/14/2009 7:29:18 AM PDT by fullchroma (Obama: GET OUT OF MY DOCTOR'S OFFICE!)
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To: ncfool

What is USA Today? I have never seen one.


29 posted on 09/14/2009 7:30:10 AM PDT by AlexW (Now in the Philippines . Happy not to be back in the USA for now.)
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To: ncfool

The circulation of USA Today is shown below from an article dated 4/27/09. What they don;t say is what is the PAID circulation.

“MCLEAN, Va., April 27 /PRNewswire/ — USA TODAY remains the top-selling newspaper in the United States, according to the latest Audit Bureau of Circulation report. USA TODAY’s daily circulation was 2,113,725 for the period ending March 31, 2009.

USA TODAY is the only newspaper with more than 2 million in print circulation with a total that’s 24% larger than the Wall Street Journal and is twice as high as the New York Times.

“USA TODAY is proud of our position as the only newspaper in the country with over 2 million in print circulation, selling more than 400,000 copies per day than our nearest competitor the Wall Street Journal,” said Susan Lavington, senior vice president of marketing for USA TODAY. “We credit this success to our unique brand of relevant, ‘What does it mean to me’ journalism that covers the full breadth of our shared American interests.”

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Think of all the trees that are wasted as we all throw these out when staying at hotels. Day after day. Where are all the earth huggers on this? /s


30 posted on 09/14/2009 7:30:37 AM PDT by exit82 (Sarah Palin is President No. 45. Get behind her, GOP, or get out of the way.)
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To: Kleon

They don’t have a Sunday paper.


31 posted on 09/14/2009 7:30:43 AM PDT by fullchroma (Obama: GET OUT OF MY DOCTOR'S OFFICE!)
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To: ncfool

Unfortunately it’s one of the few rags with increasing sales, albeit very small.


32 posted on 09/14/2009 7:31:33 AM PDT by 03A3
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
...USA Today is $1 on my bill. If they want my reservation, remove it.

Do they?

33 posted on 09/14/2009 7:32:26 AM PDT by fullchroma (Obama: GET OUT OF MY DOCTOR'S OFFICE!)
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To: LeonardFMason

” What would I line my rodent cage with? How would I wrap my fish? Where would my puppy relieve itself? “

That’s blatant cruelty to rodents, fish, and puppies — expect to hear from PETA any moment, now.....


34 posted on 09/14/2009 7:32:37 AM PDT by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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To: ncfool

Even, if I don’t get a small amount deducted for not wanting the USALIES TODAY, our side wins when we say no.

However, it is amazing how many motels and hotels will deduct a charge for refusing USALIES TODAY.


35 posted on 09/14/2009 7:36:05 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (Does 0b0z0 have any friends, who aren't traitors, spies, tax cheats and criminals?)
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To: NativeNewYorker

A google check can reveal a lot about where reporting priorities are. Take the “million man march.” This link is from a crowd estimate in excess of 800,000. There is a photo, not nearly as vast as Saturday’s crowd. I didn’t even bother to check how many stories and pictures appeared in “USA Yesterday” about that event.


36 posted on 09/14/2009 7:36:35 AM PDT by billhilly
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To: ncfool

http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/2009-09-11-tax-rally_N.htm


37 posted on 09/14/2009 7:36:56 AM PDT by icwhatudo ("laws requiring compulsory abortion could be sustained under the existing Constitution"Obama Adviser)
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To: ncfool

The lamestream media is trying their best to spike this story but they cannot keep 2 million people in DC a secret.


38 posted on 09/14/2009 7:37:24 AM PDT by CodeToad (If it weren't for physics and law enforcement I'd be unstoppable!)
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To: ncfool

Have any of you noticed that most liberal “newspapers” a shrinking in size? I know for a fact that the “Des Moines Register” has shrunk in width by about 3 inches.


39 posted on 09/14/2009 7:39:10 AM PDT by US Navy Vet
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To: ncfool
That's why they have to give it away.
40 posted on 09/14/2009 7:39:42 AM PDT by Niteranger68 (Barack Obama - The wrong man, at the wrong time, for the wrong country.)
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To: fullchroma
As a matter of fact, most do. But I still find the Today paper in front of my door...
One of their executives mentioned that hotels and motels are their sales target. The company has dozens of printing locations and bundles of Today papers are unloaded from the first arriving airport flights and dropped at contract hotels.
I do not understand why local newspapers tolerate this. If I were the editor of a local paper in, say Chattanooga, I'd make damned sure my paper was in front of every hotel door in town.
41 posted on 09/14/2009 7:40:13 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: Eric in the Ozarks; abb; ncfool; BOBTHENAILER
I like your way handling even better than my telling the desk clerk not to deliver USALIES TODAY and to deduct the cost from my bill.

I’ve made it a practice to make a point that I don’t want the USA Today on my bill. The usual response is that it’s free. My retort is that USA Today is $1 on my bill. If they want my reservation, remove it."

42 posted on 09/14/2009 7:40:32 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (Does 0b0z0 have any friends, who aren't traitors, spies, tax cheats and criminals?)
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To: ncfool

I have been boycotting USA Today since before it started printing, I think.

I was an early adapter.


43 posted on 09/14/2009 7:48:21 AM PDT by Juan Medén
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To: ncfool

I’ve been boycotting that rag—and all the rest of them—for years.


44 posted on 09/14/2009 7:51:27 AM PDT by Savage Beast (29% of Americans think news organizations get the facts correct? No wonder we're in such a mess!)
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To: rlmorel
It makes me angry even to see that piece of crap sitting on the floor.

We used to call that a "blivit".

Two pounds of "journalism" in a 6 ounce paper.

45 posted on 09/14/2009 7:52:59 AM PDT by Rapscallion (Obama installs a fifth column inside the US Government. Why?)
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To: Oldexpat

The WSJ had reporter, Mike Phillips, on our bus to DC last Thursday. He interviewed 52 of us on the bus. His almost fair article was in Saturday’s edition with a picture. He quoted a papermill worker, a baby sitter agency owner, and the bus coordinator. He did not use anything from the doctor, lawyer, teachers, or small business owners on board. We wondered if he was attempting to stereotype us as uneducated protestors.

He didn’t pick on on the solidarity of our messages nor how we all felt we were doing our patriotic duty. He admitted he was a liberal and was treated very nicely and was welcomed by all of us.

A good reporter would have have done a much better job.


46 posted on 09/14/2009 8:02:59 AM PDT by jch10
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To: Oldexpat

The WSJ did not have any story re the March either.


47 posted on 09/14/2009 8:29:25 AM PDT by stubernx98 (cranky, but reasonable)
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To: ncfool
One of the largest protest movements in our History and they don't cover it? Too bad, I still get USA Today - but have not re=uped my subscription - and I won't ever now - but they still drop the paper in my driveway. Guess I'll have to call them and tell them I don't want it even if it's free.
48 posted on 09/14/2009 8:35:57 AM PDT by GOPJ (ObamaCare - a scam that would make Madoff blush...)
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To: ncfool

Recently I was in downtown South Bend, Indiana on business and took this picture.

49 posted on 09/14/2009 8:36:56 AM PDT by AdvisorB (Obamatude could be defined by Blago as something tangible, but not quite as tangible as JJJ's offer.)
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To: ncfool

Well, I’m sure that they didn’t report anything on the Half-Million Man March, either...right?


50 posted on 09/14/2009 8:40:29 AM PDT by Nevermore (...just a typical cracker, clinging to my Constitutional rights...)
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