Fleeing the coop, part 2: Ohman out.

Carla Axtman

Just now, on Facebook:

Ohman adieu

Uh...what's with the exodus from the O?

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    The Big O will go right as far as it can in the Peoples' Republic. The grass had to look greener elsewhere to Ohman.

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    It's past due for a newspaper/news outlet that reflects the people of Portland with a business model that can attain success. The O is doomed and should be. I am old enough to remember well the Oregon Journal as a working class pro union newspaper that was successful for good long time until bought out by the Oregonian. A new business model is likely to be wholly digital I should think.

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    I think the O is about to get Times-Picayuned since both are owned by Advance Pub and they've destroyed New Orleans' Pulitzer Prize winning daily making it an internet site, with three times a week newspaper home delivery. Get ready PDX.

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    Glad I got my "OR-7" posters and bumper sticker!

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    Yea, the Oregonian is a right wing rag. Check out their endorsements. Count the number of Republicans and Democrats. Check out the editorials. As far as Ohman goes, his cartoons have almost always been left wing but that was his right. At least he is going out better than Bob Caldwell who died in the arms of a 23 year old hooker. One must be, in the words of the immortal John Denver, "far out" to believe the Oregonian is a conservative newspaper.

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    I wonder if Willamette Week has any potential to be a city daily for Portland, and fill the vacuum that the demise of the O is having? Is there a future for a Willamette Daily?

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      Maybe an alt-daily, yeah, but not Willamette Weak. Please not that.

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      I think the Portland Tribune was (openly or not) aspiring to eventually ramp up to being a daily when they first started. Today, of course, they're a weekly with a web presence. But if the Oregonian folded, maybe the Trib could fill the void.

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    When I was growing up, I couldn't live without a daily newspaper. Since the last few years, we've not subscribed to The Big O, and we actually have not missed it. It's gotten slight, meagre, a pale shadow of it was just a few years ago. It's clear to me that the e-board long ago decided to afflict the afflicted and comfort the comfortable, and the absolute lack of courage in endorsing nobody in the presidental election still leaves a rotten taste in my mouth. Even Herman Cain had more courage than that, and he was just a buffoon.

    When The Big O goes all Times-Picayune, it'll be a sadness ... but the damage was done some time ago.

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    So, I'm sure I speak for many readers here at my utmost dismay that Jack was poached away by the (shudder) Sacramento Bee …

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