Tacoma News Tribune - A Newspaper Only In Name
I don't generally read the Tacoma News Tribune. It's a McClatchy "newspaper" - and I use that term loosely. McClatchy rags all seem to tout the McClatchy line - they're anti-labor, right-wing, rags with a very specific, narrow agenda. I guess you could say they're the print equivalent of Fox News.
When McClatchy bought the TNT from the Baker family years ago, one of the first things they did was engineer the breaking of the newspaper's union - pretty much just as they've done at most all the other McClatchy rags. That kinda set the tone for everything else.
I stopped reading the TNT - cancelled my subscription - when they came out with a story about longshore workers in Tacoma, about the longshore casual selection process. The story was quite biased and the editorial that followed was a sniveling, whiny piece of drivel - motivated by what was obviously the fact that the editor's kid must not have gotten a casual card and the editor was pissed.
When you intimately know a subject - I am a longshoreman in Tacoma - then it's easy to separate fact from fiction. The story about ILWU Local 23 was severely biased. And if the TNT promotes lies about that, then I have to figure the rest of their coverage is similarly biased.
So like I said, I quit subscribing.
I did pick up an occasional Sunday paper - mostly for the ads. And I continued to read the online version - for the local news.
Then a few months ago, the paper published yet another whiny, anti-labor editorial that was blatantly untrue and biased - and since then, I quit reading the online version.