Honestly, would it be so bad to see small town newspapers disappear? Every week I only skim certain sections of ours—such as the movies that are playing or the events that are happening at the library—and avoid the rest like the plague. Why, you might ask? Mostly because much of it is mindless drivel—and because I always get pissed off.
Small town papers often feature a lot of small-mindedness. From churchy news and views to “Let’s blame the liberals!” to feuds over fences, neighborhood dogs, and other things I could care less about, it’s always something that’s useful for our paper mache projects, and that’s pretty much it.