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May 29, 2012 > Letter to the Editor: Response to TCV criticism

Letter to the Editor: Response to TCV criticism

I just read the letter from Douglas Eads, Fremont, RE your problem with BANG [Bay Area News Group] and your goal to be a recognized newspaper. BANG realizes, I am sure, that you are by far the BEST local newspaper in the area. David and Goliath; you are David and BANG is Goliath.

I helped get petitions signed to present to the higher authorities. Everyone I talked to was shocked that BANG wants to destroy TCV. Their comment is - without the TCV there is NO local news.

I would like you to find any organization that does not want to make money. Money = survival. Money = paying reporters to get the news and not relying on a huge network like BANG.

You do not make money without advertising. Your advertisers are great. They want the word sent out about their local business via a local newspaper. They would not continue to advertise unless it works for them. And it does! Locally BANG has the San Jose Mercury and Argus plus others. Look at the front pages one day and tell me that they are local papers. Their front pages are identical.

I know quite a bit about newspapers. My family was in the newspaper business for three generations. They finally were gobbled up by another Goliath and it has not been the same.

We need the TCV and why shouldn't they make a profit. AND YOU DO NOT NEED TO APOLOGIZE to Mr. Eads.

Bill Leake

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