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Yea, just direct me elsewhere…

So I heard on the radio station that they arrested people connected to a possible terrorist attack on Jewish synagogues this morning. I head to the DDN site to get more information. There wasn’t anything on the front page. I went to CNN and looked and it was number one at the top. I twittered the DDN and they replied to me

We generally concentrate on local news because national news is available in so many places like CNN.

So…they want us to not use their website for news then. Hmm. Isn’t that sending the wrong message on being a newspaper. I mean yea it says “Dayton Daily”, but the fact that they have the Swine flu up there and there aren’t any local cases in Dayton. The UAW talks with GM are on the frontpage (GM in DETROIT mind you!). I replied,

So if there was another 9/11 it wouldn’t be important enough for the front page?

Here’s the thing – it has the potential to become local. Look how much 9/11 affected our everyday lives. Jewish synagogues were being targeted, maybe the local Jewish population should be made aware in case of a “copycat” terrorist.

That is why the CNN article has this:

“The targeting of any house of prayer in the United States is a threat to all religious groups and all religious leaders have an obligation to speak out publicly against this planned outrage,” said a statement from the Simon Wiesenthal Center, a Jewish human rights group.

The group urged all Jewish institutions to tighten security at their facilities.

Maybe I watch too much TV…but really. The point of the matter is, if I want “local news” I should go to the DDN site. If I want “national news” I shouldn’t give DDN the traffic, I should go to CNN. DDN doesn’t want to be the first source for news. Why on earth not? What company would direct traffic to a “competitor”?