Skip to comments.Manassas News & Messenger prints final edition ( Warren Buffett )
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 ...
Merry Christmas from rich liberal Warren Buffett.
I’m sure its no great loss in and of itself.
A new local paper needs to start up! Its all about Local News.
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.
It remains to be seen if this source is of any real value.
As a former N&M subscriber I have mixed feelings about this. It’s sad to see another local newspaper go down,
it has sucked for years. They pretty much just reprinted wire stories and press releases, plus a very few inscrutable local stories.
I know it stunk in the 80s. I haven't had contact since.
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.
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.
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