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Published: Friday, April 19 2013 12:00 a.m. MDT

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Hutterite
American Fork, UT

I remember when CNN actually had reporters in the field and didn't have the stupid crawl at all. It was better then. One of the N's actually stood for news.

Tolstoy
salt lake, UT

@hutterite
I remember those days as well, sadly that is true of all the "news" organizatons now days including this paper. It seems now they all wait around their screens amd fax machines waiting for somone else to do the actual work.

casual observer
Salt Lake City, UT

It's basically a matter of finances. With fewer people paying for the paper, they have fewer dollars for on site reporters. Hutterite and Tolstoy are good examples of those who complain, want their news for free and refuse to buy in.

Hutterite
American Fork, UT

Observer, I'm not sure I'm a good example of a complainer, per se. I understand that most of what drives business decisions these days is fiscal; my offered opinion in my initial post was that this process has not improved the product as a result. I do not want my news for free inasmuch as by merely watching a news channel or surfing the net I agree to offer myself (buy in, as it were) as a target for advertisers to produce revenue for the media I choose to view. As I type this, for example, I'm exposed to three tire ads, not sure where those came from, and an ad for a Tahiti freighter cruise that must be coming from a cookie on my computer. Also, I'm not sure it still happens but I believe that outfits like CNN used to get a small portion of revenue from each cable and satellite subscriber, too. Also, I'm getting older. As such, my opinions start to sound more like complaints. It's normal; it comes with the territory. I'm going to enjoy curmudgenhood.

Tolstoy
salt lake, UT

@casual
So it is everyone else's fault that they have failed?

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