Eureka Reporter still making the “news”
Years after local kazillionair Rob Arkley quit funding his newspaper-like circular, The Eureka Reporter, the ghost of ye olde fish-wrap was flashed before a national audience on Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report Monday night.
In a story about the sorry state of journalism, the Arkley rag was shown as a prime example of defunct newspapers — despite the fact that the ER never actually turned a profit and only existed to promote a rich man’s revenge on the other local daily which failed to adequately promote his extremist right-wing agenda.
A close look at the screen cap shows the ER headline, “Looking for One Good Planner.” Arkley’s attacks on the Humboldt County Planning Department go way back and were indeed a fundamental reason he dabbled in the “news” business.
That aside, the report on the Report is goll durn funny. Watch it here.