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AP Story on Demise of Newsweek Print Edition Skips Crucial Role Played by Jon Meacham
NewsBusters ^ | October 19, 2012 | P.J. Gladnick

Posted on 10/19/2012 9:49:33 AM PDT by PJ-Comix

The Associated Press published an article on the reasons for the demise of the print of edition of Newsweek but skipped any mention of the former editor of that magazine, Jon Meacham, who was instumental in ensuring its failure. It's the equivalent of publishing an article on the reasons why the Titanic sunk in which the word "iceberg" does not appear.

What Meacham did to destroy Newsweek was so absurd that he really deserves a plaque in the Bad Business Decisions Hall of Fame. Am I exaggerating? Here is Howard Kurtz at the Washington Post explaining the business "genius" of Jon Meacham in May 2009:

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I don't think Jon Meacham would get very far on The Apprentice.

"YOU'RE FIRED!!!"

1 posted on 10/19/2012 9:49:40 AM PDT by PJ-Comix
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People on the Left just fundamentally do not understand business.

Selling fewer copies of the magazine? That will increase profits!
Gas prices are really low?? Oh Oh! That tells you we're going into a recession!
Gas prices have doubled? Well, I guess that's why the economy is so strong ...

2 posted on 10/19/2012 9:58:27 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Global Warming is a religion, and I don't want to be taxed to pay for a faith that is not mine.)
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Major league idiot FAIL!


3 posted on 10/19/2012 10:03:47 AM PDT by carriage_hill (The 0bummer Penguin: I played this country like a harp from hell.)
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Another fine example of MBA think.


4 posted on 10/19/2012 10:12:31 AM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again,")
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I don't think Jon Meacham would get very far on The Apprentice.

But just look at the bright side. With his radical ideas, it is a match made in heaven for Meacham to join Obama's team.

He can have an entire country to complete applying his fiscal magic.

Progressive Liberals can never be too ignorant, too incompetent or too inept.

5 posted on 10/19/2012 10:14:30 AM PDT by publius911 (Formerly Publius 6961, formerly jennsdad)
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The Associated Press published an article on the reasons for the demise of the print of edition of Newsweek . . . . . lessee . . . . . . . it was a crappy, hard left residence for "journalists" who had no skills other than shilling for the Dems and bashing the Republicans?

When you bash at least half of your subscribers on a regular basis, it's hard to keep doing what you've always done.

Buh-bye, fishwrap!!

6 posted on 10/19/2012 10:16:55 AM PDT by DustyMoment (Congress - another name for white collar criminals!!)
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Selling fewer copies of the magazine? That will increase profits!
Gas prices are really low?? Oh Oh! That tells you we're going into a recession!
Gas prices have doubled? Well, I guess that's why the economy is so strong ...

Tripling food stamp recipients and increasing government-supported poverty will apply a permanent huge boost to the recovery!!

...Newspeak... ain't it wonderful?

7 posted on 10/19/2012 10:27:28 AM PDT by publius911 (Formerly Publius 6961, formerly jennsdad)
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Perhaps the name should be simply changed to NEWSPEAK
Subscriptions would skyrocket!

NEWSPEAK!

8 posted on 10/19/2012 10:39:22 AM PDT by publius911 (Formerly Publius 6961, formerly jennsdad)
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Meacham found a job... on PBS!


9 posted on 10/19/2012 10:52:48 AM PDT by Fido969
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The Web killed Newsweek and is in the process of killing Time.

Jon may have accelerated the process, but he didn’t cause it, and different decisions wouldn’t have made a bit of difference in the long run.


10 posted on 10/19/2012 1:26:30 PM PDT by Sherman Logan
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