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What about the editorial quality, though? Did it--was it ever
competitive with the Post?
Editorial quality was pretty good. It wasn't competitive
with the Post because as far as manning was concerned, we never had
more than about half as many people. It wasn't competitive with the
Post because it wasn't--
Half as--of editorial people.
Yes. It wasn't competitive with the Post because of the
distribution problems. It was an afternoon newspaper. It didn't get
there. The subscriber didn't get it until--I don't know when, late
in the afternoon. And the Post was a formidable competitor. And
they weren't about to let The Star succeed.
When it was decided to fold, we went through the charade of
using that newspaper act that would allow two papers to combine their
advertising-printing, so on, facilities. But of course, the
Washington Post played their hand much more--well, they played their
hand much more cleverly and they had all the cards. We had none
Hold on one second.
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Why won't you explain what you mean by what you just said?
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