Monday, February 04, 2008

Towanda editor to reader: Drop dead!

Towanda editor Ronald Hosie gets a little prickly when he responds to a letter from Orwell's Judy Russell, a reader who complained that a recent front page was filled not with Towanda news but with news from Scranton Times-Shamrock reporters. "I appreciate Mrs. Russell's point of view. But, if there is a perception that "local" is fading from The Review, that is not at all the case," Hosie writes. "The record needs clarification." A small-town daily filling page one with the equivalent of wire copy? Never! Read Hosie's lengthy reply – twice as long as the original letter.

21 comments:

Son of Beaupre said...

Hosie's an asshat.

Ian H. Fennell said...

You can't please everyone in Towanda.

Anonymous said...

The Citizens' Voice is also filled with Scranton news, and the readers have noticed. Get used to it Bradford County readers.

Anonymous said...

Fennell's an asshat, too.

Anonymous said...

ASSHAT"S UNITE!

Anonymous said...

I guess I read a different column.

His numbers don't lie; there's lots of local news on page one.

Maybe he should have come right out and said, "hey retards, flip to page three if page one doesn't have enough "local" news for you."

Never met a reader who didn't understand the concept of the inside of the paper. I know, Towanda newsstand sales die if they don't have enough local news on page one.

Yawn.

Slow news day Mr. Nepa?

Anonymous said...

You can't say we've got a "public be damned" attitude, damn you!

Anonymous said...

6:51 is a boring loser.

Anonymous said...

Someone from Towanda can actually read??????

Anonymous said...

To 6:51 p.m.:

I think the reader was trying to say was: If readers in Scranton woke up one morning and saw nothing but Towanda stories on the front -- would that make sense??? Readers would be annoyed.

Whether right or wrong, readers view their respective papers as their own.

Nothing wrong with having regional news, but the entire front page??

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Anonymous said...

Most people in Bradford County are morons. Why else would they live there? That place is full of rattlesnakes and Republicans.
It's good for one thing though: if you want to set up a meth lab, you couldn't pick a better place.

Anonymous said...

As apposed to rattlesnakes and DEMOCRAT in the city.

Anonymous said...

WTF does "apposed" mean?

Oh wait, it means you are a moron.

Anonymous said...

To 1:17 a.m.:

It does mean that, too. Funny.

Anonymous said...

TO 1:17 AM February 07,2008
I'm glad you write for the paper!
ap-pose v. 1. to put next;place side by side.

1:17 is apposed to his/her a** to a hole-in-the-ground.

Anonymous said...

Wow. Can you unpack that last comment?

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