The Garden Island, meanwhile, has been consumed by Oahu Publications, which already owns the Star-Advertiser and MidWeek. So now that growing media monopoly has a lock on our island's print media, promising to push it further into vacuous homogeny.
Funny, how the Star-Advertiser doesn't care enough about Kauai to post a reporter here or cover the island, but its parent company can't wait to gorge on our advertising revenues, as it currently does with its cash cow, MidWeek Kauai.
If the Star-Advertiser is any example, I suspect the first step will be a gag order on any coverage that is critical of GMOs or the military, or supportive of Hawaiian independence.
Then the next step will be a pay wall on the website, which means people will actually have to pungle up cash to read yet another letter to the editor from James “Kimo” Rosen.
There's never been a better time to support your local bloggers, folks, and truly independent media like Honolulu Weekly.