What’s interesting in all this is that he appears to have really liked The Carter. When I spoke with people close to the case in 2009, they told me he screened it regularly on his bus and burned copies for friends. The director, Adam Bhala Lough, said that he shot only what Carter wanted him to shoot. “He’d invite us to film a show in Atlanta, or inside his hotel room in Amsterdam,” Lough said in 2009. “He’d ask us not to shoot certain things, and we complied. So to be told it was slanderous? I thought they’d made a mistake.”(1)
"Going to three days a week raises some class issues about who can read the news," he said. "We have some of the poorest broadband penetration in the nation. And I think it discounts our very large elderly population, who've been fiercely loyal to the Picayune for most of their lives. I think the impact on them is going to be tremendous."(1)
Thousands and thousands of Times-Picayune readers do not have easy access to the Internet or the wherewithal to read the paper electronically. These are the people who your newspaper was designed to help -- and they have loyally read it each day until their own name appeared in the death notices. Your paper championed their cause. These are the people who may miss your daily newspaper the most.(7)
"The newsroom is the essential vehicle for understanding a city, because it’s not one guy at a computer trying to figure shit out," says David Simon, creator of "The Wire" and this year's "Treme." But since those kinds of news organizations are committing slow suicide, HBO provides a nice way of telling it straight.