Sunday, June 25, 2006

Rushton's Column

I see the Eureka Reporter's Nathan Rushton has a column now. I think I've seen it before but never bothered reading it. Today he deals with some Eureka Reporter and Arkley myths.

Is it just me? I don't understand the following that I've clipped from his column:

The Eureka Reporter’s circulation numbers are reaching well above 22,000 because the paper’s carriers are throwing 22 papers each to 1,000 of the area’s most conservative-leaning homeowners in Eureka:

I don't get the 22 papers each to 1000... thing. Does that make sense to anyone else?

36 Comments:

At 8:34 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think what he means the critics are saying no one reads the ER - except conservatives, kinda like people say the only ones who watch FOX are conservative. Real people don't read the ER according to, for lack of a better term, the progressive underworld.

 
At 8:37 AM, Blogger Fred said...

Oh, I see. He's being funny. I didn't catch on. Thanks.

 
At 9:27 AM, Blogger Brian Morrissey said...

Man! Properties do not get to use the jet. We're getting ripped!

:-)

 
At 9:53 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

On Father's day after playing golf with the family, we stopped by Wildberry's Market to get a copy of the Eureka Reporter since we don't get it delivered the same day like we get the TS. I wanted to see Andrea Arnot's coverage of the Arnold event. They had a load of Times Standard's but were out of the Eureka Reporter.

I asked the clerk if they had them but she said they were out. I had to piece one together from the front tables where people read and drink their coffee.

Out in Arcata? go figure...

Mike Harvey

 
At 9:55 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Brian:

You just have to get more developments outside Eureka. Europe. Asia. Then you'd have it made.

 
At 9:56 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does SN have a corporate jet?

 
At 10:06 AM, Blogger Fred said...

Mike wrote: "Out in Arcata? go figure...".

Well, either Arcatans would rather get a free one as opposed to paying for the T-S, or, someone's going around taking whole stacks of them so people can't read them.

Highly likely, imo, from the anti- Arkley anti- E/R vitriol we've seen here.

"Does SN have a corporate jet?".

I believe they do. I know someone that said he flew to Washington D.C. with Rob Arkley in it once.

 
At 10:28 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

My guess is the free factor since Sunday papers cost much more than other days.

 
At 12:12 PM, Anonymous freegan said...

I definitely check out the ER as often as i get the chance...because it is free. Same thing with the Arcata Eye, even though it isn't technically free.

Does that mean that I think that they do a good job of covering newsworthy items objectively? Of course not! BUT I believe that it is up to the reader to discern for one's self truth from bullcrap, and the newpapers are there, so I read them.

I also try to read the TS for free as often as I can, whcih is more dificult, because the TS is longer.

 
At 2:22 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I find the ER to be much less biased than the TS;

 
At 3:34 PM, Blogger Fred said...

I noticed local lefite gladfly, Neal Latt, seems to agree. At least he felt that way about one article:

http://www.eurekareporter.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?ArticleID=12427

 
At 5:01 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nathan's one of the better reporters up here - I hope he doesn't get too sucked in by the us vs them thing, we have enough of that with Charles Winkler's columns. Word to the wise Nathan, if they think they can get to you with those comments, the comments will escalate.

 
At 5:03 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I see it as a positive sign that Latt gave Butler a favorable review on her recent Balloon Tract story. Latt is one of those readers who has a critical eye on both papers. It is tiring to hear the constant drumbeat of people claiming the paper is so obviously biased, but can't really give any specific examples. It is important for people like Latt to keep pressure on the ER and the T-S on thier attempts to report news as unbiased as possible.

 
At 5:13 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't think Ruston's column is funny at all. Arkley's attempt to take over the area is the most pressing issue going on in the county. I don't buy at all that advertising is adding any significant money to the ER's coffers at all. From what I can tell, all of those huge full-page ads that litter the paper are probably freebies given to further Arkley's political agenda.

 
At 7:08 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This column misses the mark. Of course, Rob Arkley doesn't tell him what to do. The fact that Arkley owns the paper keeps nathon or any other member of the ER from ever criticizing him or his companies actions.

 
At 7:13 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fox news and the ER are very similar. Both are owned by extremely wealthy conservatives who have a political agenda, Both have the same slogan: Fair and Balanced. Both use flashy color graphics to get your attention. About the only difference is with fox news i have to consiously turn on my television, while with the ER I just have to open my door each morning.

Don't be fooled, Rob Arkley bought a paper to get his message out. As long as he owns the ER, the Times-standard will always have a niche in this community.

 
At 8:32 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't read it then. Just listen to KMUD. That pillar of unbiased coverage. Keep your blinders on.

 
At 8:34 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I heard from someone at KMUD that the reason Nick Bravo and Rob Amerman were at each others throats in the 2004 election is because they were fighting over Harmony Groves. I heard that Rob caught Nick and Harmony in a compromising position and they almost beat the crap out of each other behind Lost Coast Brewery. Any truth to this? I've also heard that Drew dumped Harmony because he caught her sending Nick Bravo some spicy emails, again this is only rumor but one has to wonder why Bravo was so lenient on Groves in the 2004 election.

 
At 9:16 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

As long as they(liberal commies) own the TS, the
Eureka Reporter will always have a niche in this community.

 
At 9:32 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think you miss the mark 7:08, it is a humor column...

 
At 10:24 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

And it actually is kinda funny. Droll.

 
At 1:02 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

C'mon Nate, haven't you ever heard of "sticks and stones." Seems like you are spending far too much time caught up in this media crap — time that would be much better spent focusing on your job.

 
At 2:04 PM, Blogger Eric V. Kirk said...

My biggest objection to Fox News isn't the right wing spin - which is layed on pretty thick. What bothers me is that they yell. I don't like being yelled at while relaxing in my own living room.

 
At 2:50 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

the local teen buzz is the big arkley bash last week at some swanky sf club. there saying one of the daughters embarassed herself and the party was a bomb. also most of the relatives did not go. do you think the er will cover this story accurate? maybe the ts should look into it.

 
At 3:26 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

leave the kids alone, arkley basher

 
At 6:43 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

the kids are both adults, arkley apologist

 
At 9:44 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

They're still kids. Leave them alone. Are you so blinded by your hate that you have lost all sense of decency? Aren't you the reason Buhne stopped comments?

 
At 6:09 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's never a good idea to enter a good old fashioned mud fight but,,,,, the Arkley's 2 daughters are in fact adults.

 
At 9:35 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

at that age, just out of high school and in college, everyone does things that are rash and silly - you outgrow it. To bash on these kids because you hate the father is wrong. Who among us didn't make mistakes when they were young, if in fact any mistakes have been made?
Leave the kids alone. Spew your crap about Arkley, but don't descend so low that you go after the kids.

 
At 10:40 AM, Blogger Eric V. Kirk said...

anon 6:09 - they may be adults but they haven't yet done anything to warrant public scrutiny other than to have been born to their publicly endowed parents.

 
At 11:12 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

correct. eric. for once.

 
At 12:38 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Leave the kids' personal life alone, but when they donate to right-wing political causes (and they have - thousands of bucks), then THAT is fair game.

 
At 1:40 PM, Blogger Eric V. Kirk said...

Then criticize them for that. But they aren't running for office yet, so what they do at a party doesn't really matter. I wasn't even particularly wild when I was a young adult, but I'm still happy that my doings were never made the subject of public scrutiny.

 
At 11:38 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

precisely

 
At 8:06 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Eric - most of the time I think you post just to read your own dribble. But I have got to say that I absolutely agree with you and the other anon's on this. These young women/girls have done NOTHING to subject them to this and you anon's/arkley haters ought to be ashamed of yourselves.

Leave them alone - bash their parents if you want to, but leave the kids alone. And if you keep it up you are nothing but cowardly bottomdwellers.

 
At 2:25 AM, Anonymous Nrushton said...

I wanted to weigh in by saying that I am flattered by the traffic, but I want to remind people that my purpose is SATIRE and the purest form of comedy. Get a grip. Humor is alive, despite Arkley.

 

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