Skip to comments.Arrests made in Newsday circulation scandal
Posted on 06/16/2005 6:48:25 PM PDT by baystaterebel
Federal agents made the first arrests Wednesday in Newsday's yearlong circulation scandal, charging that three former officials at Newsday and its sister publication Hoy were involved in schemes to inflate the publications' circulations, costing advertisers millions of dollars.
Investigators detailed some of the methods used to inflate the number of copies reported sold, including dumping papers, arranging for phony sales by street hawkers to fool auditors and coaching distribution agents to lie to auditors.
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Fake But Accurate circulation numbers?
Though this is pretty blantant, I imagine plenty of other papers are inflating circ numbers as they scramble to keep advertisers. Will others follow, I wonder?
Ha ha, ha hahaha, hahahahahahaha cough cough hack wipe tears, ha ha hahahaha!!!!!
And of course the management at Newsday are utter crooks.
The LA Times was doing the same thing, but I believe nothing came of it.
In my small town, the liberal paper is delivered every Wednesday, whether you want it or not. I once allowed 10 to pile up on my doorstep, hoping they would get the message to stop. It didn't work, so I'm now throwing them in a box, I must have 30 or so. I plan to deliver them back to the publishers yard one night.
...acted as Hillary's...
Newsday is a flaming rat party lie-fest.
So are the Three Stooges the fall guys or will this go higher up the fool chain...
The St. Petersburg Times used to arrive on my doorstep every morning for about a month. It never even made it into the house as I would pick it up and deliver it to the nearest garbage can. I called and told them that I was not interested in receiving the Times, but they delivered it anyway. I often wondered if the copy delivered free to me, and probably many others, were counted as part of their circulation.
LOL! Neat turn of a phrase and quite accurate too!
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