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- A tumblr site dedicated to the people and places that make up Oregon and Southwest Washington.
As a long time regular subscriber to the Oregonian, I have a few observations. First, the paper is appears to be tightly intertwined with the Democrat power elite of Portland, Multnomah county, and the state. It was Willamette Week that broke the ugly story about Neil Goldschmidt. Many of your readers probably believe as I do that your paper chose not to investigate those terrible rumors over many years, thus allowing an un-indicted felon child molester to continue building a career as a powerful politician. Second, the "analysis" done by the paper is at its best when addressing sad stories of various "victims" of society; however, it gets painfully shallow in more difficult subjects such as why education in our state lags so many others. For instance why compare ourselves only to WA and CA? Why not vs. Germany and Japan? Third, too many of your articles are filled with the journalist's opinions. My wife and I sometimes make a sport of highlighting sentences for each other that express incredible bias or the presumption of a political ideology. We think that you are inbred ideologically that you no longer recognize an impartial point of view. Other than that I do enjoy reading the stories that catch my eye according to my schedule, unlike radio or TV.
I agree with one of the callers that the website is not very user friendly. I'll try it again, but after 5 or 6 sessions I saw no reason to go back.
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