It’s only been a few days since The Oklahoman was purchased by generic newspaper monolith Gatehouse Media and already the new ownership and management changes are becoming clear and evident.
For example, check out the front cover of today’s paper:
See what I mean?! Crazy stuff, huh? In case you didn’t notice it, here’s the zoom-in:
Yep, that’s right. On October 2nd, 2018, The Oklahoman published a front-page photo of a cold sixer of Ogletoberfest being sold at a local liquor store. How in the world did that happen? Did Chris Reen forget to hand over the paper’s legacy list of enemies during the transition? Are the paper’s Austin copy editors part of the resistance? Do we owe Jim Beckel a beer? Either way, pick up a cold six pack of Ogletoberfest at a liquor store, gas station or grocery store near you!
Anyway, although we appreciate all the publicity we can get, can someone please explain to Gatehouse Media that this is not how things are supposed to work? We’re supposed to criticize the paper’s editorial page and mock it’s decline, in return, they’re supposed to pretend we don’t exist. I know they’re new to the scene, and would probably agree with most of our criticism about the paper over the years, but we both have brands to maintain here.