Monday, August 24, 2015

News and Record Letter to the Editor; "Column blurs line between news, ads"

"It is heartening to see that the News & Record is finally tearing down that silly wall between commerce and journalism, and recognizing the convenience to readers of allowing businesses to write their own copy and use the same typeface as surrounding news stories. 

...Something like the fine placement of the Aug. 16 “From Our Gardens” feature would be great.

Roy Carroll's John Hammer blatantly promotes Roy's businesses
via 'news' stories in the Rhino Times as well. 

I, too, would like to be able to buy that kind of implicit endorsement to promote my business.

It’s refreshing to see how your new owners, [Warren Buffett's] BH Media Group, are breathing new life into the business of news..."

Through the News and Record, 
Warren Buffett is controlling what folks in Greensboro believe to be true, 
or are informed of in the first place.

Don't remember the story 
of how Warren rips off mobile home buyers?

If you get your news from BH media, 
you were never informed,
just like most stories of crooked deals 
involving our oligarchs and elected public officials 
never see the light of day. 

Dave Stroble