Portland Tribune and Religion?

Picked up the Portland Tribune this morning to find an advertising insert for Christian Supply. Normally, I would just recycle this and be on my way, but then I thought – “hey, wasn’t there an insert a couple weeks ago for the Scientologist’s Celebrity Center?” And indeed there was. Does the Portland Tribune have a tie-in with the local religious community? In my opinion, that could skew one’s perception of how the news is reported.

just a friday morning, un-coffeed observation.

9 Comments so far

  1. Samuel John Klein (unregistered) on October 28th, 2005 @ 9:52 am

    Most likely, I’d say they’re just hungry for ad dollars and they’d take something from the Buddhists if the price was right.

  2. ExtraMSG (unregistered) on October 28th, 2005 @ 10:32 am

    The Tribune is seen as more conservative than the Oregonian, so I imagine its readers are seen as more religious.

    Also, I imagine the religious advertisers can afford the Tribune easier. They’d probably be in the Mercury and Willamette Week if there was any chance in hell (pun intended) that those had a significant religious readership.

  3. Betsy (unregistered) on October 28th, 2005 @ 11:05 am

    Tribune owner Pamplin also owns Christian Supply – according to this site, anyway.


    He’s also the guy behind Bibleman (now played by Eight is Enough teen heartthrob Willie Aames).

  4. dieselboi (unregistered) on October 28th, 2005 @ 11:08 am

    interesting. i knew there had to be some sort of connection. is pamplin also a friend of tom and kate?

  5. Food Dude (unregistered) on October 28th, 2005 @ 9:12 pm

    Pampllin is a VERY religious guy from what I’ve heard.

  6. ExtraMSG (unregistered) on October 30th, 2005 @ 5:28 pm

    Burn him!

  7. NATE (unregistered) on October 31st, 2005 @ 2:18 pm

    Friends with Tom & Kate? Ha. Evangelical Christians and Scientologists may both be religious nuts but they don’t mix.

  8. Tad (unregistered) on November 24th, 2005 @ 7:33 pm

    Don’t confuse Scientologists with religious nuts. Nuts they are, but religious they ain’t.

  9. Portland Logo Design (unregistered) on December 23rd, 2005 @ 10:00 pm

    What Tad said… Plus the Tribune is in a position where they’d probably accept cash from Wiccans, peace activists or any other group the Religious Right finds objectionable.

    Pamplin’s ultimate allegiance is to growing his empire and influence, not to what he imagines as the Supreme Being.

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