Skip to comments.The Depression Sets in at the Boston Globe and the NYT
Posted on 04/20/2009 1:53:13 PM PDT by reaganaut1
Earlier this week, the Boston Globe ran what was virtually an epitaph, a very long epitaph for itself. The author blamed the paper's owner--the New York Times Company--for most of its troubles. There was a lot of nostalgia for the old publishing family, the Taylors, who sold the newspaper to the Sulzbergers. (The Times is actually a public company dominated by the family because of two classes of stock, one with power, one without. The Sulzbergers own the controlling stock. But the family trust is being ripped apart: its beneficiaries no longer are getting dividends.) In any case, the Taylors had the Boston paper in good times and they sold out for more than $1 billion. Now, the Globe is in torment, like the Times itself.
The op-ed page is also increasingly frivolous. And preachy. And badly written besides.
One more point, predictable from me, I suppose. The obsessive rampage of the Times against Israel on the op-ed and editorial pages these days (and sometimes in the news and culture pages, as well) is so insufferable that the loyalty of many readers and not just Jewish readers, who I'm sure are a significant part of the readership, has been very much on the wane. Historically, no one has ever been able to count on the Times to pick up the editorial cudgel for even terribly threatened Jews. The paper simply couldn't find much room for news of the Holocaust and never wrote a lead editorial about it. Laurel Leff's book, Buried in the Times: The Holocaust and America's Most Important Newspaper, tells the shameful story. Now the Times has Roger Cohen who tells us that the Jews of Iran are secure and that the Israelis have no reason to fear Muslim extremism.
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Too bad, so sad.
I suggest that they start drinking heavily.
The sooner both of those papers are out of business the better it will be for America.
That ain’t no lady. That’s a whore.
The Slimes, the grand old whore of the “news” business is dying a slow, well deserved death. I hope it takes ABC “News,” CBS “News,” NBC “News” and CNN with it!
Since I have an alternative to “reading today’s news tomorrow”, I don’t bother with newspapers.
It has nothing to do with their content and everything to do with their inate inability to publish news in a timely fashion, due to being PWND by the Internet.
For instance, if a local sports team doesn’t finish their nite game before 10pm, I’d normally have to wait 2 days to read about it in the paper.
Why’d anyone do that anymore?
RIP, Newspapers. You can join the horseshoe makers of a century ago in obsolescence.
Oh my goodness! Those pups are adorable!!!!
a million plus protesters last week got a few AP paragraphs on A16 I think. something like that.
PRAVDA should just die.
when it the government going to introduce their bailout for the print media?
this will finally erase the blurred line separating the government and the media...
freedom of the press?? what a joke.
Boo freahin’ hoo...
“The author blamed the paper’s owner—the New York Times Company—for most of its troubles.”
Hehehehe. I love these red on red cat fights
They should write more articles about how great Obama is and how smart their staff is.
That should fix the problem. :)
This news should make me feel great, but I am afraid that things have already gone too far. (Sorry to have to make a post like this).
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