Saturday, March 14, 2009

" Many Americans Wouldn't Care a Lot if Local Papers Folded"....Pew Research

More via SDA

Comment Section...

"The problem with newspapers (and I'm a former newspaper editor and publisher) is that you folks think we can't detect when your news columns are being used to foist your agenda on us.

We're much smarter than you think we are, and that you think we're dumb merely reveals your arrogance. So, while we are not necessarily cheering your demise, we're snickering because you're getting what's coming to you.

We see you bashing conservatives, while liberals committing similar sins go un-commented upon. We're not stupid. We know that you are the "deciders" about what's news and what's swept under the rug. You tell us often enough.

So, we've moved on. Opinions are a dime a dozen. I can find myriad voices online to feed me my opinion back to me. If you think I'm going to pay money for yours, you're sadly mistaken. Your just one voice amongst thousands of them out there. Why should I pay good money for your opinion?

You also forgot that half your advertisers are conservatives who have decided maybe they don't want to fund your little Democrat Party Propoganda sheet any longer, and so they've found other more creative ways to spend their ad budgets.

If you tell people to f*ck off enough times, they eventually will, taking their ad revenue with them.

Good luck in your retirement. I suspect that if it took you this long to finally detect the desire amongst your few remaining subscribers for "just the facts" that it's far too late to save you.

Newspapers and Thinking the Unthinkable............Shirky

“When a 14 year old kid can blow up your business in his spare time, not because he hates you but because he loves you, then you got a problem.” I think about that conversation a lot these days"

Web's 20th Anniversary.....Tim Berners Lee

Socialist City Hall

Maybe they'll be applying for this award

Global Warming- the Gathering of the Skeptics....David Warren

...."And the problem with that is, there can be no such thing as scientific orthodoxy. Free empirical enquiry includes
testing the premises as well as the results;
and for skeptics, a perpetual open season on both."

More at PJM

Buffalo Decapitation Case- Bail Denied

TV Land Trouble...........Star

PM Harper

Mark Steyn - Welcome to the Brokest Generation

Can't let a budget get in the way of March break................Blue Like You

Tea Party Circuit

Ezra Levant

Offshore Accounts.....................Diane Francis

More here

Socialist City Hall.........Kelly McParland

"This week the Canadian Taxpayers Federation nominated Toronto for one of its annual waste awards, in honour of the $935,000 spent on a toilet system powered by rainwater, which doesn’t work because there isn’t enough rain"

....or they could sell the TV section to FOX and maintain the radio section

or they could have been more balanced over the years instead of having an elitist attitude that they knew better than the great unwashed.

Michael Coren

Salim Mansur

Studies: Having Sex Wards Off Disease, Boosts Longevity