4 comments on “Cancelled Virginian Pilot Update

  1. Your experience mirrors mine. I also canceled my subscription to the Pilot this week. I never dreamed I would, because I have been a subscriber since 1974, and used to deliver the Pilot and the Ledger Star back in the late sixties. I have always been a strong supporter of the Pilot, even when others were giving them a hard time, like this…
    http://hamptonroads.com/2008/06/new-and-updated-rules-story-comments#comment-639030

    Now, however, what they’re doing in the bLetters section has forced me to cut off their funds.

    I’ve been posting there without “prior approval” since the bLetters section began. I loved having that privilege, and took pains to keep it by not violating any of their rules. But now that it’s election time, I have been put on their “prior approval” list. I am an independent voter. My non-conservative letters are approved quickly (like the one below), but my non-liberal letters are now routinely rejected. They also wait about 20 hours to post the ones they do allow, causing them to appear six or seven letters down the list so people won’t see them. As I wait for mine to be approved, I see lib letters constantly appear above my “pink boxed” letters.
    http://hamptonroads.com/2008/10/womans-choice#comment-667485

    I can not in good conscience support such under-handed activities with my hard-earned, pre-redistributed money. They’ve gotten their last dollar from me.

  2. The last time Obama was in Newport News he appeared on A1, McCain is there today. I wonder where the Pilot will stash that story.

  3. Good tale about the Virginian-Pilot…

    The Biker and the Lion, and the Virginian-Pilot.

    A biker is riding by the Norfolk Zoo, when he sees a little girl leaning into the lion’s cage.

    Suddenly, the lion grabs her by the cuff of her jacket and tries to pull her inside to slaughter her, under the eyes of her screaming parents.

    The biker jumps off his bike, runs to the cage and hits the lion square on the nose with a powerful punch.

    Whimpering from the pain the lion jumps back letting go of the girl, and the biker brings her to her terrified parents, who thank him endlessly.

    A Virginian-Pilot reporter has watched the whole event.

    The reporter says, “Sir, this was the most gallant and brave thing I saw a man do in my whole life.”

    The biker replies, “Why, it was nothing, really, the lion was behind bars. I just saw this little kid in danger, and acted as I felt right.”

    The reporter says, “Well, I’m a journalist from the Virginian-Pilot, and tomorrow’s paper will have this story on the front page… So, what do you do for a living and what political affiliation do you have?”

    The biker replies, “I’m a U.S. Marine and a Republican.”

    The following morning the biker buys The Virginian-Pilot to see if it indeed brings news of his actions, and reads, on the front page:

    U.S. MARINE ASSAULTS AFRICAN IMMIGRANT AND STEALS HIS LUNCH

  4. I agree this paper is very bias. My family and I are very disturbed about this paper. I rarely ever see anything good about the Republican party. It is a one sided view and they are probably being paid for it. We are not renewing our subscription.

    @ P-town Hubert, Well put story to get your views across.

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