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Here’s The Scoop…Newspaper Wars……All’s Not Fair….

PUT THAT IN YOUR PAYBACK “TO DO” FILE!…

During the 2008 campaign…… the founding Editors of the Mc-BTSTimes…cried foul!….

They were fit to be tied…they were losing money…crying crocodile tears…over lost ad revenue…and pointing the finger at their nemesis… competition …The Futures newspaper!…

Those dastardly Old Guard Developer Publishers….(when talking of the Futures…in the Mc-Gang world…you must always preface it with “Old Guard Developer”…sort of like “Nancy Kerrigan’s mother is legally blind”…a flashback to the Olympics…..)..were “giving their ads away”…undercutting the Times..and this was hitting the MacMillans in their pocketbook…OUCH!…

“Oh my”, we exclaimed…and a few stalwart CIC members…jumped in to do their part…and make the rounds….to enlist new advertisers…

We must save the paper…from certain doom…for the campaign…the CIC and the “clean sweep- part 2” could not  possibly survive to fight another day without the BTSTimes…

Well ..those laboring members soon realized…in a pre- ad round-up…the ad space in the Times…was about even with the Futures…but no mention was made..out loud…knowing full well many an excuse…or flimsy reasoning would be the response…don’t believe your eyes…

So we gave and we gave…to the Times…in the $$$$$…from the CIC…from the candidates…to keep it “afloat”…keep the owners…and their Mc-pal…off our case…and subdued…$$$$ happy….

Flash forward…new owners…of the Times…the Mc-BTSTimes…reaching into that “file”…offering  it is said…free ads!…

We are told they needed to “fill in” their paper…and offered in-town restaurants/ businesses…. free business card ads…which makes a great deal for the businesses…and perhaps evens the “score”…

Payback is the Mc-mantra…don’t ya know!…Check…that one off the list…

Businesses…should be Switzerland…( as two well-known local- restaurant owners informed this writer…was their stance)… in this steamy Newspaper Wars climate…and take a stand …for immunity of backlash…from the papers…and their backers….for the sake of their livlihoods…and no loss of  their patrons!

NOTE TO BUSINESSES….It’s not smart to only “allow” only one local newspaper in your establishment…especially with one of the Mc-paper’s owners being a daily “regular”..along with his Mc-Gang…. ( this writer was given plenty of overheard info…directed this way…coming regularly from a booth…where this group would be seated)…it gives rise to that unseemly “tinge” of an unwelcoming  “Soprano’s” type of joint…in a Buffalo -Chicago…political- muck sort of way…

It’s your call….

more to come…

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