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Wednesday, October 26, 2005

That sound you hear is Joe Pulitzer spinning in his grave
Via Ripley's Zen Cabin from Associated Press, we learn that Pravda has moved to New Jersey

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) – Call it pay for praise, greenbacks for good news, bucks for beneficial publicity. The Newark City Council has awarded the Newark Weekly News a $100,000 no-bid contract to publish positive news about the city.

Check the links for the full story. I don't care if this is just the local freebie shopper - it is just SO wrong on so many levels to have the word "news" in the name of this publication after a deal like this has been made should have anyone who has ever worked in the media, hell, anyone who has ever read a newspaper, headed to Newark with pitchforks and torches in hand.

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