Since he’s been down for so long, I’m making up stories for Buffalo Pundit so you don’t have to.
If Buffalo Pundit were able to write today, he’d possibly write about the increasing irrelevance of the Buffalo News, which contains, much to their misfortune, news articles that are often devoid of any meat and mostly stale before the paper ever hits the street.
BP might possibly argue that the convenience of the Internet and its near real-time accessibility, the cost of labor leading to fewer beat reporters and an accompanying dependence on the wire services, the high cost of production leading to higher prices, a dwindling circulation leading to fewer advertisers, and the lack of a competing local newspaper have led to quality issues that cannot be overcome. Pundit might possibly write that the News is a stegosaurus in a valley of bobcats.
Then again, Pundit might argue that the ingeniousness of putting nearly all comics on the same page, and the two and sometimes almost three whole pages devoted entirely (except for advertising) to City & Region make it worth the 50¢ one must pay to purchase the paper.
Okay, Pundit possibly mightn’t argue this. But I might. I personally like to read the comics, and I always read the obits to make sure I’m not in them. And I always turn to the business page (and sometimes business two pages) but that’s because it’s where I’ll find the Dilbert comic. Dilbert alone is worth 50¢.