Thursday, August 27, 2015

Bazzo Says: Is Print Media Really Dying?

Bazzo Says:
BY ANTHONY J. BAZZO

OF YORKTOWN NEWS & MAHOPAC NEWS



I have been told by people who know this stuff that print media is dying.  They are losing circulation and ad dollars. I am being told that it is the digital age killing it. This is a partial truth. It does not tell the whole story. Economics 101 teaches to give the people what they want and they will pay and support it.  What we are seeing in this profession is people turning away from a product they do not want because they can find what they want from alternate sources.


Yes, I know there is a whole generation of people who want something for nothing, but actually believe there is such a thing. They do not want to pay for their music, their favorite shows, their Internet access, now also their news. Let’s not get into the idea that quality health care can be obtained for free. They really think that they can get the same quality of product for free; that the people who create these various products will put in the same time and effort for little or no compensation. Yet the piper must be paid, one way or another. If not directly than indirectly. Even the “On Demand” Cablevision option does not come commercial free. “Online” news comes with those annoying pop-up ads.

Back to this particular product. First of all, “news” for the most part has never been a money maker. It was always a loss leader for various companies. This loss was written off on their corporate taxes to offset their more profitable ventures. Then, one day, someone had the bright idea that the “news” division should turn a profit. I still remember Dan Rather having a conniption fit over that. He turned out to be right, for the various companies cut down on staff and investigative reporting. This also includes print. You can see it in some of our regional papers; layoffs in reporting and editorial staff, also paper size. Now they do not cover the entire bottom of a bird cage.

So this particular wound was self-inflicted. Another wound, also self-inflicted, was editorializing in the stories. People want their new straight forward. A good story should never reflect the reporters’ point of view. A good example are the reporters of this paper. You will never know from the story the leanings of the reporters. The opinions are left to the opinion pages. Agree or not with those opinions, this is where they belong.

So when you see reported circulation decreases in certain print media outlets, you will find a common denominator: their liberal, for the most part, biases are not only on the editorial pages, but in the stories themselves. Take the Daily News. Any story concerning Donald Trump comes complete with not only unflattering pictures, by choice, but adjectives such as “the blow-hard” etc. We get it, you do not like Trump.

Same when covering the more conservative candidates. They are not only use “right-wing,” but “extreme right-wing.” You never see coverage of Bernie Sanders as extreme “left-wing.” Same with coverage of the New York City mayor or council. They may be described as liberal, but never “extreme left-wing” liberal. Yet, as I said, conservatives are always “extreme right-wing.” 

Believe it or not, most people do not think of themselves as extreme. So what happens is that when a company continues to insult potential readers, those readers will eventually go to a source that does not insult them. You see, people do want to know what is going on, they just do not want to pay to be insulted.

People also do not wish to be lied to. Fact is, people who describe themselves as liberal are a distinct minority—about 20 percent. Even in the blue State of New York or the blue City of New York. Fact is, the present mayor of New York was elected by 17 percent of the 24 percent of eligible voters who actually voted. Yes, he got 75 percent of the vote, but only from 24 percent of the voters. 

Andrew Cuomo lost 95 percent of the state counties, but won because of New York County. That is why in his second term he does not give a rat’s patootie about the rest of the state; he consecrates on the part that got him re-elected. New York City is being aggressively governed by a minority, same as the state. This is why any person or company that does not tow the liberal line must not only be silenced; they must be demonized and destroyed, not only professionally, but personally. Liberals know they do not stand a chance on an even playing field or in the arena of ideas.

This is why it is not a monolithic print media that is dying, but liberal-leaning media that is dying. There are just not enough people to support it. Look at the ratings for MSNBC or CNN vs. FOX. MSNBC and CNN survive because their parent companies throw good money after bad for the tax write-off. If they lived in the “news must make money” dictum, they would be deader than road kill. 

This is what I say. What say you?
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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Bazzomanifesto Update 08/26/15: 8 Topics In Today's blog

THIS BLOGS TOPICS:

1) Yorktown Town Board meeting summary 08/24/15

2) [PRESS RELEASE]  Murphy secures $2 mil for Rte 6

3)  Maloney Announces Over $200K for Mahopac Falls Fire Department

4)  Barbara Fiala in the Pocket of Cuomo, de Blasio

5)  ASSEMBLYMAN KATZ ANNOUNCES YELLOW DOT EVENT

6)  Two Scorpions in a Bottle Fighting Over Painted Breasts Now

7)  Steve Napier: here is a sneak peek of my TV Commercial

8)  White Cabana Birthday Celebration 08/29/15

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Planning Board Work Session
August  24, 2015
Meeting highlights. For a summary of all agenda items, visit ciyinfo.org
1. Taconic Veterinary Clinic & Canine Kindergarten  (Route 202)
The board approved the amended site plan.

2. Colangelo Subdivision  (Jacob Road)
A plan to subdivide the 53 acre site for 5 houses, four on 1acre lots and 1 for the remainder of the site that will include a house, solar array and the remainder devoted to grazing beef cattle or other agricultural uses, plus a farm stand, electric car recharging station,  hiking trail, and dog park.

3. Marathon Development Group  (Kear Street)
The board expressed concern about what would be the appropriate number of parking spaces for the mixed use commercial/residential development, as well as the overall size of the proposed 3-story building.

4. Triglia & Rezi Subdivision (Christine Road)
The main concern remains stormwater runoff from the site.

5. JCPC Holdings (Front Street)
A proposed new building for the manufacture of high performance cars and engines. The board’s major concern was the wetlands on the site.
 




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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 25th, 2015
CONTACT: Matt Slater, 914-962-2624
Senator Terrence Murphy Announces $2 Million 
For Improvements to Route 6
MAHOPAC, NY - New York State Senator Terrence Murphy today announced that work will soon begin on a $2 million project to make improvements at two intersections on U.S. Route 6 in the towns of Somers, in Westchester County, and Carmel, in Putnam County.

New York State Senator Terrence Murphy said, "Local roads matter.  The Route 6 corridor is a crucial transportation artery not only within the 40th Senate District, but the entire Hudson Valley region.  Today's announcement of $2 million in new infrastructure funding will create local construction jobs and also support needed safety improvements, such as new signals and turning lanes at two of the busiest intersections, that will help ensure commuters get home safely."

The intersections to be addressed are where Route 6 meets State Route 118 in Somers and where Route 6 meets Union Valley Road in Carmel.  The project will include widening and realigning Route 6 at both intersections and building turning lanes in order to make traffic flow better and reduce delays.  New and modified signals will be installed at both intersections, as well as new pavement markings and curbs.  Route 118 intersection will receive a new crosswalk and ADA-compliant ramps.  Minor drainage improvements will also be made.

Department of Transportation Commissioner Matthew Driscoll said, "This Route 6 intersection project is one of many to upgrade our aging infrastructure, which follow's Governor Cuomo's vision to create jobs and boost local economies by investing in New York State's transportation network.  Making these intersection improvements will enhance traffic safety for pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorists, and will enrich the quality of life for the community."

Representative Sean Patrick Maloney said, "Folks in the Hudson Valley know firsthand the importance of having safe, dependable roads - all of us see it every day on the way to work or dropping our kids off at school.  This investment in local infrastructure will not only repair and repave our roads, but it will make our communities in the Hudson Valley safer, while creating good paying jobs and growing our local economy."

New York State Assemblyman Steve Katz said, "The $2 million improvement project on Route 6 is essential to the community.  Improving the infrastructure on Route 6 will create safer road conditions for all commuters and will enhance the local economy.  This is an advancement that the district can truly benefit from."

Construction is anticipated to begin next week and is scheduled to be completed in December.  The construction contractor for the project is ELQ Industries, Inc. of New Rochelle, Westchester County.

To minimize the impact of construction, access to businesses will be maintained throughout the project, pedestrian traffic will be maintained at all times, and most construction activities that require travel lance closures will be conducted during night time hours.

Motorists are reminded that fines are doubled for speeding in a work zone.  In accordance with the Work Zone Safety Act of 2005, convictions of two or more speeding violations in a work zone could result in suspension of an individual's driver's license.
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August 25, 2015                                                                              Alex Miller, 202-225-5441
 

Maloney Announces Over $200K for Mahopac Falls Fire Department
 
Mahopac Falls, NY — Today, Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) announced an investment $207,143 for operations and safety equipment for the Mahopac Falls Volunteer Fire Department. This investment was secured through the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program of the Department of Homeland Security, and will allow the fire station to replace outdated self-contained breathing apparatuses.
 
“This is a critical investment in our first responders in Putnam County and our community as a whole,” said Rep. Maloney. “These men and women put their lives on the line every day to keep our families safe and this investment will help to ensure that they have the proper equipment they need to do their jobs.”
 
This grant will allow the station to purchase new kits with self-contained breathing apparatuses, which will replace the current models that were purchased in the early 1990’s. These new kits will contain 36 packs, 36 masks, and 72 bottles. We’re very fortunate to receive this grant, especially with the cost of new technology. We’re excited to implement this new technology to keep our firefighters and our community safe,” said Second Assistant Chief Brian Neary.
 
Federal funds are awarded through the Assistance to Firefighters Grant program (AFG) which aims to strengthen the nation’s first responders’ ability to protect the health and safety of the public as well as the responders’ themselves.
 
The benefit of this investment will be continued beyond the grant performance period. The risk of fire to the community will be reduced by delivering better-trained firefighters to the scene of emergencies. The Mahopac Falls Fire Department has identified that the lack of 2013 compliant equipment is interfering with the efficiency of the dept. This grant will increase firefighter safety by removing old and obsolete equipment from service and provide a more efficient mechanism to request and respond to fires and emergencies.
 
 
 
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Office of U.S. Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18)
1529 LHOB | WASHINGTON, D.C. 20515 | p: 202.225.5441 | F: 202.225.3289 | C: 202.768.6817

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CONTACT: Jessica Proud (914) 438-5325

BARBARA FIALA IN THE POCKET OF CUOMO, 
DE BLASIO
Uses New York City de Blasio Democrat to Aid Campaign

New York--August 24th...Left-wing New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is once again trying to take over the state senate to advance his liberal agenda statewide, this time attempting to influence the Southern Tier special election for state senate by dispatching his former staffer to try and dig up research in an effort to aid fellow Democrat candidate Barbara Fiala, the New York State GOP today charged.

The former de Blasio campaign staffer, Nolan Wanecke, is a resident of Brooklyn, the mayor's home borough. It was revealed in today's New York Post in a column by Fred Dicker the aide filed numerous Freedom of Information Law requests on the Republican candidate, Fred Akshar. Political operatives often file FOIL requests in an attempt to glean information that can be used in negative attack ads.

Mayor de Blasio was frequently criticized for his aggressive--and unsuccessful--role in trying to influence state senate elections during the 2014 campaign cycle.

"We already knew Barbara Fiala was Andrew Cuomo's chosen candidate, but now we see she is in the pocket of Bill de Blasio too," said Jessica Proud, spokeswoman for the New York Republican State Committee. "The last thing the people of the Southern Tier want is a far-left, incompetent mayor from New York City dictating policies that negatively affect their communities. Barbara Fiala needs to disavow Bill de Blasio and the actions of his former aide immediately."
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On Monday, August 24, 2015 5:23 PM, Michael Mulraney wrote:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 24, 2015
Contact: Tara Keegan, 845-628-3781 Katz4NY@gmail.com
 
ASSEMBLYMAN KATZ ANNOUNCES YELLOW DOT EVENT
 
            Assemblyman Steve Katz (R,C-Yorktown) will co-host an informational session on the “Yellow Dot” program with the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office at 11 a.m. September 29 at the Putnam County Golf Course. The Yellow Dot program is free and aids first responders during the first hour following a car crash or other emergency.
 
            “The Yellow Dot program is vital for first responders to obtain all the information they need to save your life or a loved one’s in the first hour after a car crash or other life-threatening emergency,” Katz said. “I strongly encourage everyone from the community to attend, and if you cannot, review the information on the State Sheriffs’ Association website.”
 
            The website can be viewed at http://www.nysheriffs.org/yellowdot.
  
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Andrew Cuomo and Bill de Blasio

THE TWO SCORPIONS IN A BOTTLE ARE
FIGHTING OVER PAINTED BREASTS NOW

STATEMENT BY NEW YORK STATE REPUBLICAN CHAIRMAN ED COX

August 25, 2015

 "Democrat Governor Andrew Cuomo and Democrat Mayor Bill de Blasio are like two scorpions in a bottle, and it's New Yorkers, ultimately, who are getting stung.  While New York City reverts to the pre-Giuliani era of crime and grime, and the state remains the highest taxed and least job-friendly state in America, Cuomo and de Blasio are competing to show who's tougher on bare-breasted beauties in Times Square. Cuomo is sending in State troopers while de Blasio appoints a blue ribbon panel to try lay the political groundwork to embarrass a Bloomberg initiative. Is there any wonder why so many families and businesses are fleeing New York?" 



 
The Daily News story on State Police descending upon Times Square can be read here. 


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