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Manassas News & Messenger prints final edition ( Warren Buffett )
WTOP ^ | - 1/1/2013 | Kathy Stewart

Posted on 12/31/2012 11:07:35 PM PST by george76

WASHINGTON - The Manassas News & Messenger is no more. The paper printed its final edition after 143 years of covering the news in Prince William County, Manassas and Manassas Park Sunday.

The paper's parent company, the Warren Buffett-owned World Media Enterprises, decided to close the paper and its website ...

World Media Enterprises purchased the paper, as well as several others, from Media General in June.

...

All employees lost their jobs, and

(Excerpt) Read more at wtop.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Extended News; News/Current Events; US: Maryland; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: buffett; media; mediageneral; msm; newspapers; oldmedia; warrenbuffett; worldmedia

1 posted on 12/31/2012 11:07:53 PM PST by george76
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To: george76

Merry Christmas from rich liberal Warren Buffett.


2 posted on 12/31/2012 11:11:20 PM PST by BinaryBoy (The Republican party needs new leadership that can FIGHT and WIN.)
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To: george76

I’m sure its no great loss in and of itself.


3 posted on 01/01/2013 12:16:36 AM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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A new local paper needs to start up! Its all about Local News.


4 posted on 01/01/2013 12:17:00 AM PST by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: george76

The online website and facebook for the paper was purchased by a group who has started an online paper that will also print once a week, run by at least one of the former editors of the paper.

It will be interesting to see where they go with that.

I haven’t signed up with the new group; I’m looking forward to taking a little break from writing, and they haven’t asked me.

I do need to work out with them the ownership of the online versions of my columns, since I don’t know exactly who I have to get permission to reblog from any more.


5 posted on 01/01/2013 12:33:11 AM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: Forward the Light Brigade
This is the link for one online local news source; this was started by a couple people who lost their jobs earlier from the paper, and they bought out the online stuff from the dying paper.

Manassas Local

It remains to be seen if this source is of any real value.

6 posted on 01/01/2013 12:35:00 AM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: george76

As a former N&M subscriber I have mixed feelings about this. It’s sad to see another local newspaper go down,

but

it has sucked for years. They pretty much just reprinted wire stories and press releases, plus a very few inscrutable local stories.


7 posted on 01/01/2013 6:02:16 AM PST by VoiceOfBruck (#include <std.disclaimers>)
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I hope that this year is the worst year that buffett has ever endured. I wish him all of the ill will and tragedy that there is in this infected evil world. All that I want is for his life to be ruined like the millions of American lives that he has destroyed. I know this is not Christian but I am not perfect either.

LLS

8 posted on 01/01/2013 6:04:31 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: VoiceOfBruck
it has sucked for years.

I know it stunk in the 80s. I haven't had contact since.

9 posted on 01/01/2013 7:57:52 AM PST by DeaconBenjamin (A trillion here, a trillion there, soon you're NOT talking real money)
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To: george76

Michael Savage was just talking about this. He said Buffet bought it, fired 72 employees then shut it down because the paper was critical of him.


10 posted on 01/01/2013 7:05:31 PM PST by HokieMom (Pacepa : Can the U.S. afford a president who can't recognize anti-Americanism?)
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To: VoiceOfBruck
They pretty much just reprinted wire stories and press releases, plus a very few inscrutable local stories.

That's what the AJC in Atlanta has been doing for the past 15 years. If you want to know what's in today's AJC, just find a four-day-old copy of USA Today.

11 posted on 01/02/2013 9:56:04 AM PST by Hoodat ("As for God, His way is perfect" - Psalm 18:30)
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