After gradually waking up to the National News on TV,

I love to start my day with a few cups of coffee and the Denver Post. It used to be the Rocky Mountain News AND the Denver Post, but they merged into the Post, we lost the RMN, and it hurt.
Now, what's left of that merger is being gutted, as the New York hedge fund who owns the Post, is making Draconian cuts. Like a small restaurant who is squeezed by prices, cuts it's portions and loses business cuz of small portions, newspapers are being put out of business all across the country, as the younger generation looks at print copy like they would a horse and buggy.
And, to take up the slack, we have Sinclair media, who is following in Roger Ailes' footsteps and buying up hundreds of TV markets, in a (successful) effort to catapult Repub talking points, with YUUUUGE amounts of rightwing propaganda, packaged as NEWS.
They may be sleazy, but they're effective, as they take over the markets and label the 'real' news as FAKE, while publishing opinion and outright LIES as facts.
At The Denver Post on Monday, more than two dozen reporters, editors, photographers, videographers, page designers, digital producers and opinion staff will walk out the door. Our marching orders are to cut a full 30 by the start of July.
These heartbreaking instructions raise the question: Does this cut, which follows so many in recent years that our ranks have shriveled from more than 250 to fewer than 100 today, represent the beginning of the end for the Voice of the Rocky Mountain Empire?
The cuts, backed by our owner, the New York City hedge fund Alden Global Capital, also are a mystery, if you look at them from the point of view of those of us intent on running a serious news operation befitting the city that bears our name.
 Consider this also a signal to our community and civic leaders that they ought to demand better. Denver deserves a newspaper owner who supports its newsroom. If Alden isn’t willing to do good journalism here, it should sell The Post to owners who will.


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