Monday, November 04, 2013

Morning Call Publishes Ballot ... For Primary

Newspapers head for the hills before an election instead of actually covering stories at a time when people are actually interested. Then, once the dust has settled and nobody has voted, they will piously condemn the electorate for their apathy.

In advance of tomorrow's election, The Morning Call has decided to publish the ballot to help us all out.

But it's the primary ballot. Their "correction" piece fails to correct the error by linking to a correct ballot. They do not even link to the LV LWV site, where the voters' guide is located.

20 comments:

Anonymous said...
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Bernie O'Hare said...

You can come up with a better word or not comment at all.

Anonymous said...

That is.... insane. How does that happen?

Bernie O'Hare said...

When people don't care about what they get paid to do. This is not like putting out the wring baseball scores. This is an election, the basis of our government, and the defender of our democracy got it wrong.

I don't think this would have happened ten years ago, when the papers were staffed by competent people who cared.

Bernie O'Hare said...

I deleted yet another attempt to post a hurtful word.

You were not using the word as a verb, but as a noun.

Let me use a noun to describe you.

Bigot.

Anonymous said...

I was wondering how long it would take for you to post this – and I was sure you would.
Good Job!
I’ve been ranting about this all morning. I vote every time and am really tired of the newspapers complaining about voter apathy.
I figure there are three possible causes for The Morning Call’s blunder:
1. No one who works at The Morning Call lives in the Lehigh Valley and is therefore ignorant about our local elections.
2. No one who works at The Morning Call ever votes and is therefore ignorant about our local elections.
3. No one at The Morning Call knows how to read and is therefore just ignorant.

Anonymous said...

I'm afraid the Morning Call has slowly destroyed itself. What was once a credible source of news and issues has now become a coupon source with little intellectual value.

The overt liberal slant and strategic omissions become more blatant every day. Anyone using the Morning Call to represent what's really going on in their world is being shortchanged.

A recent official circulation report indicates what was once a daily circulation of about 100,000 is now roughly 55,000. Clearly, the owners' decisions are not working and subscribers are leaving in droves.

I feel sorry for most who still work there. Not only is it not journalism, it's not good business practice. In part, the destruction of the Morning Call has enabled people like Ed Pawlowski to survive. This alone, is reason enough to hope for a complete housecleaning at Sixth & Linden.

Like the British TV series, one can ask "Are you being served?"

Fred Windish

Rich Fegley said...

Can someone tell readers if Michael Donovan was listed on the INCORRECT voter checklist printed today?

If the Morning Call printed the primary list, who else was not included on the voter checklist?

Anonymous said...

Robo calls this morning: do they get charged more for the call if I answer it and listen to the end?

Anonymous said...

No

Anonymous said...

" Bernie O'Hare said...
When people don't care about what they get paid to do. This is not like putting out the wring baseball scores. This is an election, the basis of our government, and the defender of our democracy got it wrong.

I don't think this would have happened ten years ago, when the papers were staffed by competent people who cared.

9:39 AM"

Very gubmint like, not caring about what you are being paid to do. Election coverage seems to be to them what healthcare is to Obama...

Seriously, though, the MC was just as liberal and arrogant ten years ago. But, 10 years ago they had more, and more talented, staff because they were raking in the dough. That has not been the case for some time but, unlike the government, they can't just force people to fork over when they need more.

Print is terminally ill, and digital does not produce the $$ necessary to support a news gathering organization of the class everyone whines about having.

Everyone misses what was, no one wants to pay for it.

Anonymous said...

12:34 -

I suspect you lament the Morning Call's sad state as much as I do. I've been a subscriber for at least 40 years. Still find a hard copy and coffee the perfect start in the morning.

The Call's fall from grace is mostly self-inflicted, though. I get the economics and the immediacy of digital, but believe things could be better there if it became more independent. The liberal push alienates a huge segment of the audience right from the start.

The paper is no longer trustworthy. It seems too willing to print untested press release material from biased sources rather than simply chronicle what happened in an unvarnished way. To me, being arrogant and biased is NOT a necessary by-product of a smaller revenue stream.

I'll miss it when it's gone, despite its flaws, but continue to encourage others to balance what it provides against other sources.

Fred Windish

Anonymous said...

Peg Ferraro's robo call sounded like she was being held hostage with a gun to her head under threat of losing a pension or two. Her stilted diction and slipping dentures provided great hilarity. Is it possible to post an audio file? It's classic.

Anonymous said...

Just in: Robocall from Lisa Boscola for Callahan sounds like she had a bracer or two before slurring her support. Oh my, this is too much. Being a super voter makes the day before very entertaining.

Anonymous said...

Hey people, the decline and demise of the Morning Call (and print journalism in general) has more to so with free ads on Craigslist than it does with any liberal agenda, lousy customer service or journalistic arrogance.
Anyone want to buy a typewriter factory? Cheap?

Anonymous said...

You have my vote Tricia. a hot woman who can shot like you wearing those hot stiletto heels. O'Hare doesn't' know what he is missing.

Bernie O'Hare said...

A campaign pitch from the Wicked Witch of West Easton has been deleted,

Tony Palumbo said...

What time is your hearing with the WWWE, and what is it's nature?

Bernie O'Hare said...

That will be in December. I do not have the precise date yet.

alfonso todd said...

I was wondering why people were shaking my hand and saying they were going to vote for me... LOL!


Alfonso Todd