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‘Could Obama buy it out and convert the presses to print money?’ sleddog1957

Citizen Staff Writer

The story: The deadline has come and gone, and apparently no one wants to take the Tucson Citizen off the hands of Gannett Co., virtually assuring that the newspaper will close March 21.

Your take: No tears, a few sighs, and a lot of I-told-you-so comments. The Citizen’s online community says we’re paying the price for spewing “liberal, leftist propaganda,” as bob fox puts it. Some representative comments:

• “Gannett is doing us no favors by slyly dumping the Citizen so it can continue to take a share of the profit . . . without actually publishing anything,” says pangloss (Editor’s note: Gannett is not selling its 50 percent interest in the joint operating agreement it has with the Arizona Daily Star, a pact that allows it to take half the profits earned by the two newspapers.)

• “I have mixed emotions on this. On one hand, I am sorry for people losing their jobs. But, on the other hand, I’m glad another liberal rag is biting the dust!” bruced123

• “It’s the only way to purge the liberal sludge from the staff.” 1967

• “I think the Tucson Citizen lost readership by going online, as many people chose to save money and read it online instead of in hard copy.” 2667

• “For all the people posting that they hate the Citizen and they’re glad to see it go, they sure read it a lot (at least the online version)!” Black Kat



The big debate:

Our ignominious demise



For Saturday, Feb. 21

1Citizen likely to close March 21; no buyer stepping up.

2County speed cameras to be up by the end of March.

3Buffalo Soldier monument dedicated Saturday.

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