The Ada News is a newspaper. As much as you might wish and hope it is a government service like a public library or the water department, it is, in fact, a business. Businesses are, well, in business, which means their purpose is to make money. Unlike the city or the county or the country, who can raise taxes, your taxes, to build roads and pay the firefighters, businesses like the daily newspaper have to charge for their services, and that includes web services.
It really surprises me that someone like you, who has spent her life towing the conservative/right wing line, seem to have such an obviously socialist attitude about the business of running a newspaper. Or is it simply that you simply think you are somehow entitled to the newspaper?
So your choices are pretty clear…
- Start your own newspaper and give it away for free
- Actually pay for the present product
- Or your solution, whine about it
Maybe you would like it if I got on Facebook and demanded, simply because I wanted it, free services from your business? Maybe I should come in and just start taking things off the shelf? That’s what you want, after all; the newspaper’s product for free. Some of your commenters suggested using a product called http://bugmenot.com to cheat the newspaper out of online subscriptions. Can I assume it would be okay with you if I used a web site to cheat your business out of its product?
Newspapers has been the watch dog and the guard dog of democracy, but they are not free to produce. If you want a product, you should understand the need to pay for it.