Tuesday, September 04, 2012
Newspaper Or Nuisance?
Taking a stroll up and down the Downtown Plaza this morning I couldn't help but notice all of the soaking wet newspapers sitting outside just about every business along the way. Clearly the people inside who had them delivered Thursday of last week have no interest in even picking up the trash on the sidewalk. I thought about throwing them away but I didn't want to hear Joe Albero is throwing out Robinson's newspaper.
Its not as if you can even open the bag without getting soaked. Clearly people locally have no interest in this paper but it also begs to question if free weekly papers should be allowed to get thrown onto your property without request.
Mr. Robinson told me he's only had a few phone calls from people asking them not to deliver the paper, so far. Quite frankly I find that hard to believe but it is what it is.
On a personal side, I was somewhat excited about another local paper coming to town in the beginning. However, (truthfully) this paper seems to be like a teenie bopper soft news with a ton of pictures and even more police reports. Mr. Robinson, (as most would expect) has most of his own advertising from his businesses and very little outside advertising.
I give the paper 6 months before he finally gives up and realizes the overhead is way too much and people really aren't into Roller Derby Girl pictures every week. Of course this is just my own personal opinion but it is also backed by the lack of interest in the pictures above.
While they only have a lease until the end of this year, I'd expect they'll either be forced to move into his small building on the Plaza or simply close the doors. You have to at least give the guy credit for trying. Most people I talk to say they'd never support him because of the people he's hired. I did speak to one Daily Times employee who said Sarah Lake would NEVER get hired from ANY Main Stream Media source after the alleged phone spoof. John hired Sarah as his Executive Editor, claiming she's a really nice person. He went on to say that she was in another room when the call took place. Some people are just "Delusional".
at 9/04/2012 10:40:00 AM