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Ding Dong the Mainstream Press is Dead

I have a theory that it's a good idea to only have enemies who are older than you are. That way, when they die, you can piss on their grave.

In 1992, the Rocky Mountain News endorsed Colorado's Amendment 2. It stripped all legal rights away from gay and lesbian citizens. If you had a problem with any state law, statue, or ordinance, you couldn't petition the court. Read that part again: the entire government was barred from doing anything for (or against) gay people. Homosexuality could not be mentioned in any business performed by the state of Colorado. It was like gay, lesbian, and transgender people didn't exist.

The law was overturned by the U.S. supreme court as being blatently unconstitutional. It's obvious that it is immoral to prevent someone from arguing the fact that they can't argue. But it was four full years before the law was overturned.

The Rocky Mountain News strongly supported Amendment 2. It rallied its readership in long editorials that talked about "special rights" for gay people. I was closeted at the time, and was talking to a coworker. He snorted, "Special rights? I don't think they should have *any* rights."

Today, the Rocky Mountain News folded. I couldn't be happer. I am going to print out a copy of their defunct web page, put it on the ground, and piss on it like a puppy.

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um.....if they've stopped publishing, where exactly are you gonna find a copy to piss on? And in this depressed economy, with WS bottoms begging for a hot steamy load of piss, might there not be a more interesting thing to do with one's bodily fluids?

Their webpage is still up at:


I'm just going to print out the first page. It's a purely symbolic gesture.

I can give you a log in for the e-Edition if you really want to take it to the "9th" degree.

I hadn't known this about their editorial staff. Hopefully things have changed since then.

No, the paper is owner by conservative MediaNews Group Inc., who bought both the Rocky Mountain News and the Denver Post. Both papers endorsed George W. Bush in 2004.

RMN was owned by Scripps (Howard), which has owned it since 1922. They were forced into a "JOA" in 2001 with the horrid MediaNews Group though, who underhandedly destroyed the Salt Lake Tribune as well (Utah's independent voice). Dean Singleton forced the Trib to endorse G.W. Bush in '04 and start endorsements again - something they hadn't done for decades.

Oh yeah! That's what I was thinking of. To everyone out there, Dean Singleton is an absolute tool: a right wing media asshole who contributes heavily to Republican campaigns and uses his newspapers as propaganda to promote his personal politics.

And he's the Mother f-ing chair of the AP. No wonder their Washington (DC) reporting has stunk!

There are better, happier ways to use your piss. Don't waste it.

Take a big, steaming dump on it for me too while you’re at it.

I did not know that. I now feel better about their demise. =)


See there is some good coming out of the collapse of the auto industry :)

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It would be more insulting to just ignore it and treat it like it didn't exist.

Grave Dancing is Unseemly

But ... this was the best line of the day, today:

"Let go of the rim so we can flush already!"

Taken from the comments section on RMN Blog. The rest, from that same author,

"I am sorry that some people at the RMN are losing their jobs but the paper is to blame for the lack of local interest and the filtering of national news. You have readers that you have fed such a steady diet of GOP slant they have lost reality. This is not the paper it was in the past and has been in decline since the 80s."

What a great idea!

We've outlived Jesse Helms, Jerry Falwell, and now the RMN!

I hope the gravesites are wheelchair accessible, because Larry Flynt is going to want to piss on those graves!

I didn't realize than amendment 2 was so bizarre ...
I can't believe that the RMN supported amendment 2, after all, "the media has a left wing bias" as we all know.
[said with tongue in cheek]

Your post changed my mind, I think I'll print out a copy to piss on as well.

I am a closeted bisexual and live in Frederick, MD!!! I have to bite my tongue constantly or kiss my job and ass goodbye. It's soo sad that people refuse to open their minds to the possibility that there is more than one way in this world to happiness and that those other ways really and truely won't impose on theirs.

So drink up honey, and let that worthless paper have it!

P.S. I think your previous post is just great! I wish you all the best.

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