Letters: The Bee,’liberal’ media and local news

McClatchy Co., owner of The Sacramento Bee, announced July 11 that it was being bought by Chatham Asset Management, a hedge fund. (Photo by Foon Rhee)

SN&R is worse

Re: “A dark day for The Sacramento Bee” by Jeff vonKaenel (Greenlight, July 14):

I gave up on the Bee at least 20 years ago. Like the rest of the media, it only reports news that “fits” while ignoring everything else. It is not surprising that the SN&R owner praises it, though, since SN&R is just like the Bee, only worse.

Rick Markell, via sacramento.newsreview.com

Leftist rags

Jeff vonKaenel can’t even take a break from being a crybaby snowflake fake news peddler long enough to write a farewell. Your crappy SN&R will meet the same fate soon. See, left bent fake news rags like yours have zero appeal to people who actually read. Mouth-breather liberals can’t be bothered, so your weak publications die by the wayside. Try reporting the news instead of whining about an election that was won four years ago and maybe you will be taken seriously. Until then have fun lining bird cages.

John Barber, via sacramento.newsreview.com

Not worth it

Print media, especially that is marginal or even subpar, has no chance. I have a subscription to the New York Times, which costs me $1 week and for national and international reporting. It is quality journalism. I tried the Bee for a year and found it to be completely useless, but did give it a try with a GroupOn special, and for $1 a month I still wouldn’t purchase it. If I felt I need a California newspaper, there are many better to choose from but California is covered everywhere so really no need.

Glen Jones, via sacramento.newsreview.com

Stop name-calling

I like the Bee and wish everyone who works there well. Stop the name-calling blame games. Let’s get on with creating and maintaining a newspaper that serves our community. I’d be glad to subscribe to keeping our Bee healthy. Good luck, hang in there, keep the faith.

Ed Jaworsk, via sacramento.newsreview.com

No big loss

It’s not a bad thing. Most news is swayed by big money, racist opinions and fear-mongering, and very little truth or facts.

JP Maurice, via sacramento.newsreview.com

Too biased

I dropped my subscription after many years when the op-ed page started to be on the front page. Too biased for me! Very disgusting!

Beverly Neasbitt, via sacramento.newsreview.com

Not liberal

I am a lifelong liberal, and the Bee makes me sick. Lunacy is not liberalism.

Karen Solberg, via sacramento.newsreview.com


We’ve subscribed for 35 years. Absolutely heartbreaking.

Janet Thew, via Facebook

News source?

I notice almost all of the comments are calling the Bee leftist garbage. I don’t know one way or the other, but it does make me ask myself where those same people do actually get their news from. I think I have a pretty good idea, and if I’m correct then it just adds to the absurdity that now manifests itself into everyday life in America.

Michael Smith, via sacramento.newsreview.com

Real news

It is a dark day indeed for real news. For people (overwhelmingly right wingers) who believe The Enquirer is actual news– they will now get their fake news delivered to their doorstep, sporting the Sac Bee name.

Mechan Knuckle, via sacramento.newsreview.com

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1 Comment on "Letters: The Bee,’liberal’ media and local news"

  1. Funny how the conservative Sacramento Union went under decades ago in a pre-internet time when advertising dollars grew on trees and Sacramento was home to three active military bases. It seems that the, so called, “liberals” at the Sacramento Bee were simply much better business people. As to bankruptcy, I will grant that the Bee is still way behind our “stable genius” if this is now a metric of business success.

    Personally, I dropped my subscription when the Sacramento Bee quit carrying “Non-Sequitor” when it had an anti-trump cartoon. Too conservative for me.

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