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By Jeremy Schiffres, Daily and Sunday Freeman, Kingston, N.Y.

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Good news, bad news

We in the newspaper business often hear complaints that our pages (and nowadays our Web sites) are filled only with bad news; that we don't print enough stories about good things going on in the community.

In fact, we at the Freeman have long made it a point to publish upbeat front-page features, on a regular basis, about the people and places that make our region a nice place to live. And we put these stories on our Web site (www.dailyfreeman.com), making them easily accessible to all.

I find it interesting, then, that -- according to the latest tally on our Web site -- our five most-read online stories of the past week are as follows:
"Police seek missing woman."
"Crash in Lloyd kills Poughkeepsie woman."
"Phoenicia man arrested on multiple charges after shot fired."
"Cops catch robbery suspect."
"Teacher, aide charged with raping two 16-year-old boys."

The good-news stories are there for you. We hope you read them, too.

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Blogger David in DC said...

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June 5, 2007 at 1:26 PM 
Blogger David in DC said...

Not surprising in the least.

People say they want one thing, but when asked to vote with their wallet, or in the privacy of a voting booth or by the information they seek out, their words don't match up with their deeds.

No one ever went broke underestimating the taste of the American public. H.L. Mencken.

Sorry I deleted above. I failed in an attempt to provide a source for the Mencken quote above. The link proved too long.

June 5, 2007 at 1:28 PM 

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