It's ironic that all this happened on the same day as another corporate media buyout: the new owner of this paper, Stern Publishing, purchasing the Twin Cities Reader, which has now stopped publication. It's not an exact parallel, but it's a depressing turn nevertheless. Ultimately, all media--this paper included--have their shortcomings, biases, and blind spots. I've always believed that the more varied the voices in a community (an issue of quality, not quantity), the richer that community is. Watching media outlets fold in the wake of corporate asset-shuffling, it's clear someone's getting richer. But as far as I can see, it isn't the community.