I’m nostalgic about the once-was Virginian-Pilot, but ambivalent over its slow decline and certain fall.
Devoid of impressive writers — Ms. Dougherty carried that distinction alone for many years, until she, too, eventually departed — the paper long ago became a local Pravda in my estimation. It will no doubt purify its role in that capacity under the new management. That may even be the point.
Oh well. What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger: Salt water and red ink, for those who may remember a similar phrase.