Comments: Other Political News from Deep in the Heart of Texas

I noticed that the Dallas Morning News was conspicuously absent from your list of papers to read. No big surprise.

When Mark Cuban was angry with the DMN for refusing to cover the Mavericks unless he bought ads with them, he threatened to start a 2nd newspaper in Dallas.

He said that Dallas was too big to be a one newspaper town.

He was wrong. Dallas is too big to be a NO newspaper town.

BTW, the DMN has a lot of talent, but Belo corporation is to journalism what Hooker "Love Canal" Chemical is to drinking water.

They are awful everywhere. Google "as the projo turns".

Posted by Matthew Saroff at March 19, 2004 01:39 PM

Yeah, I'm not a very big fan of the DMN at all. Dallas is quickly becoming a two paper town with the growth of the Fort Worth Star Telegram, which seems to be filling some of the void left by the tanking of the Times Herald in the early 90s.

Posted by Andrew D at March 19, 2004 01:44 PM

The T-H did not tank. It was drowned by Belo.

Belo also owns TV stations, and started using that to arrange TV production deals with folks like features syndicate, and then leaned on them to pull their stuff from the Times-Herald.

They got them to pull, among other things, Doonesbury.

It was a classic example of what's wrong with media concentration.

It's amazing that a company that's as awful and stupid (CueCat) as Belo managed to get so big.

Posted by Matthew Saroff at March 19, 2004 03:09 PM

(WhoMe? chuckles at the mention of cuecat and the Santa Smasher who runs this site)

Posted by WhoMe? at March 20, 2004 12:13 AM
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