Skip to comments.Why Canít the Washington Post Keep Circulation Up?
Posted on 07/23/2004 6:47:52 PM PDT by Pikamax
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We get it but I hate it more every day. It is like reading a DNC handout.Slightly better than the NYT but only SLIGHTLY.
I'm depressed to hear the Boston Globe is getting more readers. I know personally of people who have left it because of its liberal and extreme anti-Catholic bias.
Hey. There's something to try. Start with Ellen Goodman and Richard Cohen.
The editors and writers regularly accuse Christians of being evil, for example. They infiltrate stories about water filtration systems with paeons to abortion, and feature folks in interviews I wouldn't stop my car to avoid hitting.
Then they began sueing non-Liberal websites that C&Pd portions of their news articles.
I think the last straw was when they turned the corporate lesbian harpies loose on Richard Cohen and Juan Williams. Although they are mind-numbed, robot-like knee-jerk Liberals, they are entertaining, and sometimes actually come up with a new way of looking at things. This was unconscionable.
The Post can never recover.
.I find that odd myself, I rarely see the Globe on anybody's doorstep lately,and I'm in lefty central.
I think their advertisers could benefit from an audit of the Globe's circulation claims.
I'm a Globe reader and came very,very close to cancelling my subscription during the gay marriage period but I didn't because it has more "meat" than the Herald.
The classifieds,real estate.travel,arts,science,food and even the death notices are more thorough than the Herald.
I've been reading it for 50 years and old habits are hard to break.
Thank God for Free Republic and the alternative views I receive.
In DC Metro area, The Washington Times is an alternative, one of the best conservative papers around.
It's online, too
Because I only buy the Post when the Washington Times is sold out- and the Washington Times is usually sold out quickly around here- even though I live in a democrat town.
I don't think that this is a fair comparison since most issues of USA Today seem to be give-aways at hotels. I was travelling this week and had 4 copies dropped by my door and between them I probably read at most 3 articles.
Isn't Goodman based at the Globe?
The Post's lefty bias will only alienate half of the local readership, which, like the rest of the US, is pretty evenly split between conservatives and liberals. The difficulty is that its editorial style is nauseating. The editors appear to believe that it's appealing to write in a snarky, derisory, cutesy style. So after awhile they lose even their liberal readers. At least the NYT makes one gag on the basis of content, not style.
My nomination for the first to go: Dana Milbank.
Methinks I smell another New York Newsday-type circulation scandal.
I don't subscribe to the Compost...my parakeet died.
Clinton is out of office for almost four years, and the Washington Post is now wondering why they can't keep it up anymore?
Relentless front page coverage of Abu Ghraib, Berger granted inside space (though the Berger stories are well written, well researched and devoid of partisan tone, so kudos on that score). But look at their upside down analysis/editorial of the two stories today. They have the two reversed in the scope they encompass.
And that's just for an example. There are many others.
Next should be Dana Priest. Both Danas should go.
Because they SUCK. That's why.
I second that.
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