Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Newspaper Industry Woes Hit the Orange County Register

“I don't feel safe. I don't think anybody feels safe."–

anonymous Orange County Register employee

Orange County, Calif., is South Beach, Fla., without the humidity and tight Dolphin shorts. Nothing seems to affect this place, this celebration of mellowness and commerce, where surfers and CEOs co-exist and the horrors of the world stay safely outside the county’s gated communities.

It’s no wonder that in this environment, The Orange County Register thrives. Its conservative bent suits the locals' psyches, and its “we’re not Los Angeles” attitude is a badge of pride as much as a rally cry whenever the "liberals" from the north attempt to breach the “Orange Curtain.”


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