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DRUDGE: Newspaper Circulation BLOODBATH LIST (From the Papers who Claim Bush's Approval is Down)
Drudge Report ^ | November 7, 2005

Posted on 11/07/2005 2:31:33 PM PST by new yorker 77

BLOODBATH LIST

Mon Nov 07 2005 11:02:35 ET

Average weekday circulation of America's 20 biggest newspapers for the six-month period ended Sept. 30, as reported Monday by the Audit Bureau of Circulations. [The percentage changes are from the comparable year-ago period.]

1. USA Today, 2,296,335, down 0.59 percent

2. The Wall Street Journal, 2,083,660, down 1.10 percent

3. The New York Times, 1,126,190, up 0.46 percent

4. Los Angeles Times, 843,432, down 3.79 percent

5. New York Daily News, 688,584, down 3.70 percent

6. The Washington Post, 678,779, down 4.09 percent

7. New York Post, 662,681, down 1.74 percent

8. Chicago Tribune, 586,122, down 2.47 percent

9. Houston Chronicle, 521,419, down 6.01 percent

10. The Boston Globe, 414,225, down 8.25 percent

11. The Arizona Republic, 411,043, down 0.54 percent

12. The Star-Ledger of Newark, N.J., 400,092, up 0.01 percent

13. San Francisco Chronicle, 391,681, down 16.4 percent

14. Star Tribune of Minneapolis-St. Paul, 374,528, down 0.26 percent

15. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 362,426, down 8.73 percent

16. The Philadelphia Inquirer, 357,679, down 3.16 percent

17. Detroit Free Press, 341,248, down 2.18 percent

18. The Plain Dealer, Cleveland, 339,055, down 4.46 percent

19. The Oregonian, Portland, 333,515, down 1.24 percent

20. The San Diego Union-Tribune, 314,279, down 6.24 percent.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: circulation; hasbeenmedia; lat; liberalmedia; newspapers; seattle; wa; washingtonstate; wp
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What's worse FAKE POLLS or REAL CIRCULATION NUMBERS?
1 posted on 11/07/2005 2:31:34 PM PST by new yorker 77
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To: new yorker 77

Unfortunately the worst offender, the NYT, has an increased circulation according to this list.


2 posted on 11/07/2005 2:33:00 PM PST by okstate
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To: new yorker 77

Besides the WSJ, could any of these papers be considered "conservative?"


3 posted on 11/07/2005 2:34:29 PM PST by ez ("Abashed the devil stood and felt how awful goodness is." - Milton)
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To: okstate
The SLIMES is comfort food for liberals nationwide.

After the election in 2004, liberals who have infested places across the U.S. took advantage of deals for the SLIMES.

4 posted on 11/07/2005 2:34:43 PM PST by new yorker 77 (FAKE POLLS DO NOT TRANSLATE INTO REAL VOTERS!)
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To: okstate

They know everyone in the country knows they work for the DNC and to undermine Bush with every word. They're not worried about it, they arrogantly know their loyal moonbats and the elite aristocrats will read their claptrap. Anyone who believes the NY Times is "dumber than a bag of hammers."


5 posted on 11/07/2005 2:35:34 PM PST by mallardx
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To: new yorker 77

Well, I'm sure people were upset when the pony express was done away with. And I remember when the first microwaves came out.
I haven't touched a newspaper in years. Hate getting the ink on my hands. Just use electronic media. Someday they'll just go the way of the dinosaurs. Matter of time.


6 posted on 11/07/2005 2:35:40 PM PST by emiller
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To: ez

or even "fair?"


7 posted on 11/07/2005 2:36:04 PM PST by Dan Nunn (http://marklevinfan.com/Audio/WhyAreWeAtWar.wma)
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To: All

Circulation does not tell the story. Advertising revenue tells the story and craigslist.com is KILLING them all. 50ish% of all newspaper revenue is classified ads. craigslist.com is free.

The Craig guy has been called the most powerful man in the newspaper business, and he's not in the newspaper business.

He is a liberal too, and it destroying these liberal newspapers. Their budgets are collapsing and so are reporter salaries.


8 posted on 11/07/2005 2:36:18 PM PST by Owen
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To: okstate
"Unfortunately the worst offender, the NYT, has an increased circulation according to this list."

What's to say the SLIMES hasn't fudged those numbers like they fudge, or publish wishfull thinking polls?

9 posted on 11/07/2005 2:38:48 PM PST by Forte Runningrock
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To: new yorker 77
3. The New York Times, 1,126,190, up 0.46 percent

LOL, independent audit, anyone?

10 posted on 11/07/2005 2:39:33 PM PST by Jhensy
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To: new yorker 77
A kid came to my door the other day trying to sell me a subscription to Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The conversation:

Me: Sorry, I hate the Journal.

Him: Oh, too liberal?

Me: Yep.

Him: Well, they've added some new conservative columnists lately.

Me: I get my news from the internet.

Him: That's ok, I hate the Journal too. Goodnight, sir.

Bless his heart.
11 posted on 11/07/2005 2:39:34 PM PST by T.Smith
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To: new yorker 77
3. The New York Times, 1,126,190, up 0.46 percent

Only because Starbucks is building new shops. How else can they distribute more trash?


12 posted on 11/07/2005 2:39:45 PM PST by unixfox (AMERICA - 20 Million ILLEGALS Can't Be Wrong!)
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To: okstate

But its profits dropped dramatically.


13 posted on 11/07/2005 2:40:04 PM PST by justshutupandtakeit (Public Enemy #1, the RATmedia.)
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To: Forte Runningrock


*snickers*

Let's all hope these unbiased sources ignore these numbers and keep talking.


14 posted on 11/07/2005 2:41:04 PM PST by Tzimisce
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To: new yorker 77

I cannot conceive of better news than this. I hope they starve to death, and I hope their KIDS starve to death.


15 posted on 11/07/2005 2:43:48 PM PST by gaijin
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To: T.Smith
A kid came to my door the other day trying to sell me a subscription to Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

I thought that was pronounced Atlanta Urinal-Constipation.

16 posted on 11/07/2005 2:45:03 PM PST by VRWCmember (hard-core, politically angry, hyperconservative, and loaded with vitriol about everything liberal.)
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To: Owen

Recently, I've taken to calling businesses that advertise in our local fish-wrap and asking them if the reporting/editorials therein accurately reflect their positions. It's been an eye-opening experience on both sides.

I can't help but think that, if more folks started challenging advertisers in this way, it might hasten the demise of the print media.


17 posted on 11/07/2005 2:45:06 PM PST by Arm_Bears (America is returning to the principles the Boy Scouts never abandoned.)
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To: new yorker 77

Seems like a few months ago that the way newspapers calculated circulation numbers was under attack from their financial backers. Could this be an adjustment resulting from that criticism or has that adjustment already taken place?


18 posted on 11/07/2005 2:46:40 PM PST by Ben Mugged (Sins can be forgiven but stupid is forever.)
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To: new yorker 77

"After the election in 2004, liberals who have infested places across the U.S. took advantage of deals for the SLIMES."

The Slimes has put a full court press on out-of-states. At least every month, I get a solicitation in the mail (I live in Sacramento, CA) from the Slimes offering a subscription at basically nothing. I write on it: "I wouldn't have your rag in my house if you paid me" and send it back in the postage-paid envelope, and yet they keep on coming. If their circulation is in fact up (which I doubt), this is why: they're giving their paper away.


19 posted on 11/07/2005 2:46:47 PM PST by hsalaw
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To: new yorker 77
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 362,426, down 8.73 percent

I used to subscribe to this paper years ago. It is so bias and racist that I don't even bother to look at it on the internet for free. Every article written must state the democrat point of view and point out the race angle in the first paragraph or the editors will spike it.

I get calls all the time to subscribe and I always give them a piece of my mind.
20 posted on 11/07/2005 2:46:47 PM PST by Republican Red (Mary Jo Kopechne could not be reached for comment.)
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To: new yorker 77

I will not be renewing my Arizona Repugnant subscription...They have begun their campaign for the rat party to early for my taste.


21 posted on 11/07/2005 2:48:16 PM PST by hope (Things are beginning to come into the light....)
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To: emiller
I haven't touched a newspaper in years. Hate getting the ink on my hands.

When the local rag (Fort Worth Startlegram) called my mother a few years ago to try to get her to subscribe, she mentioned the liberal extremism of the paper, and the lady said something like "Well, Molly Ivins is only in the paper two days a week now." Then my mother said she hated all the black stuff, and the solicitor got a little defensive and said "What do you mean black stuff?" My mother said "You know, all that black stuff that gets all over your hands when you turn the pages."

22 posted on 11/07/2005 2:49:10 PM PST by VRWCmember (hard-core, politically angry, hyperconservative, and loaded with vitriol about everything liberal.)
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To: new yorker 77


It is now time to pull out the Snoopy Dance!
Pray this playful trend continues
23 posted on 11/07/2005 2:50:23 PM PST by HangnJudge
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To: Arm_Bears

Good idea.

Many are advertising on the Internet for more hits and because of the 'elites' stupid politics.


24 posted on 11/07/2005 2:50:58 PM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: okstate; new yorker 77; rmlew
Unfortunately the worst offender, the NYT, has an increased circulation according to this list.

That's probably due to the massive amount of marketing they are targeting on people who live outside NYC. I'd like to see how their circulation numbers in NYC compare to previous years. The increase of 0.46% corresponds to just 5,200 more copies sold than last year. That's really poor performance considering the nation wide advertising blitz especially on cable TV. If they kept all their sales in NYC, I can't see their nationwide marketing campaign as being worthwhile.

25 posted on 11/07/2005 2:54:54 PM PST by Paleo Conservative (Hey hey ho ho Andy Heyward's got to go!)
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To: new yorker 77

"11. The Arizona Republic, 411,043, down 0.54 percent "

Then consider the Arizona population has increased about 5% in that peirod.


26 posted on 11/07/2005 2:58:03 PM PST by lawdude (Err Amerika induces "in-talk-sication".)
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To: T.Smith

I would have tipped him! Wise young man!


27 posted on 11/07/2005 3:01:30 PM PST by RoseofTexas
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To: ez

The N.Y. Post, which is far MORE Conservative, than the WSJ. whose reporters are mostly LIBERALS.


28 posted on 11/07/2005 3:02:09 PM PST by nopardons
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To: okstate

NYT increased by a whopping 0.46 percent. If they keep that up they'll be able to double their circulation by the year 2100.


29 posted on 11/07/2005 3:04:02 PM PST by Rebelbase (Food stamps, section-8, State paid Child support, etc. pay more than the min. wage.)
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To: new yorker 77
19. The Oregonian, Portland, 333,515, down 1.24 percent


And nobody is surprised. If it weren't for their Sunday advertisement edition the number would be 3.
30 posted on 11/07/2005 3:04:22 PM PST by crazyhorse691 (Diplomacy doesn't work when seagulls rain on your parade. A shotgun and umbrella does.)
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To: george76

Thanks. Just my own, personal rebellion.


31 posted on 11/07/2005 3:04:47 PM PST by Arm_Bears (America is returning to the principles the Boy Scouts never abandoned.)
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To: new yorker 77
Here you go!...


32 posted on 11/07/2005 3:04:58 PM PST by RoseofTexas
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To: okstate
these are circulation figures which include FREE
newspapers . The NY Times has started giving away free copies to hotels and airport frequent flier lounges.
Its a phoney PR trick used by USToday ( ala Left Wing Today) to falsely claim circulation is UP !!
33 posted on 11/07/2005 3:06:02 PM PST by BurtTpa
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To: new yorker 77
13. San Francisco Chronicle, 391,681, down 16.4 percent

Nice work, jackass.

34 posted on 11/07/2005 3:06:24 PM PST by Jhensy
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To: okstate
I understand that the circulation numbers for the NY Times are under investigation for being inflated. I've read that the discrepancy is counting papers distributed cheaply and in bulk to hotels and such are being counted as if they were individual, paid subscriptions.

So, the slight uptick in that paper's circulation may actually be as honest as the average column by Krugman, Rich, or Dowd. LOL.

Congressman Billybob

Latest column: "Reddy Finney, Joe Enge, and the US Constitution"

35 posted on 11/07/2005 3:07:32 PM PST by Congressman Billybob (Do you think Fitzpatrick resembled Captain Queeg, coming apart on the witness stand?)
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To: okstate

I don't believe the NY Times' numbers for a second. There's no way they are up when everyone else is down - either it's an outright lie or an accounting trick.


36 posted on 11/07/2005 3:08:38 PM PST by thoughtomator (Alito Akbar)
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To: Congressman Billybob

I understand that the circulation numbers for the NY Times are under investigation for being inflated. I've read that the discrepancy is counting papers distributed cheaply and in bulk to hotels and such are being counted as if they were individual, paid subscriptions.

USA Today included the tens of thousands of free "hotel" delivery copies in its total as well.


37 posted on 11/07/2005 3:12:49 PM PST by Robert A. Cook, PE (-I contribute to FR monthly, but ABBCNNBCBS supports Hillary's Secular Sexual Socialism every day.)
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To: new yorker 77
"10. The Boston Globe, 414,225, down 8.25 percent "

Ha ha...the Boston Gay-Lobe, with its relentless pro-homosexual stories, is hemorrhaging readers. If only this rubbed off on its 'sister' publications, the New York Slimes.

But you know what they are saying in their newsrooms..."It's all Bush's faaaaauuullt!"
38 posted on 11/07/2005 3:13:50 PM PST by LostInBayport (Massachusetts liberals refuse to admit we exist...we are the 37% of MA voters who voted for GWB)
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To: new yorker 77
10. The Boston Globe, 414,225, down 8.25 percent

Woo-Hoo!

39 posted on 11/07/2005 3:13:59 PM PST by pabianice
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To: VRWCmember

There was a time when I believed the Journal-Constitution could serve a purpose - as a place mat beneath my dog's food dish. Then my dog started throwing up.


40 posted on 11/07/2005 3:14:10 PM PST by mwfsu84 (m)
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To: new yorker 77

Does this include the free copies the Boston Globe sends to my town every Sunday?


41 posted on 11/07/2005 3:15:38 PM PST by pabianice
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To: new yorker 77

Are you saying Bush's approval numbers are up?


42 posted on 11/07/2005 3:18:32 PM PST by deport
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To: hsalaw
A local Liberal organization sent me one of those nice return envelopes a few years back. I tapped it to a shoebox with a plastic bag full of cow sh** inside. I guess they didn't appreciate it coming back to them that way. The "incident" was reported in the local news. I thought it was pretty dam* funny.
43 posted on 11/07/2005 3:20:34 PM PST by kublia khan (Absolute war brings total victory)
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To: new yorker 77

Boston Globe...hehehehahahohohohboyhehelahh


44 posted on 11/07/2005 3:23:40 PM PST by DeusExMachina05
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To: new yorker 77
1. USA Today, 2,296,335, down 0.59 percent

Thank God for Holiday Inns and Motel 6es, eh USAToday?

45 posted on 11/07/2005 3:26:30 PM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all.)
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To: Paleo Conservative
That's really poor performance considering the nation wide advertising blitz especially on cable TVYep. I saw one on CNN -- "aerobics for the brain" or some such gobbledygook. LOL!
46 posted on 11/07/2005 3:29:22 PM PST by proud American in Canada
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To: new yorker 77

They must think that the people who respond to their skewered polls actually read their skewered news too.


47 posted on 11/07/2005 3:29:38 PM PST by Radix (Wishful Thinking: A Tag Line Field which actually contains enough places to complete a serious thou)
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To: ez

NY POST


48 posted on 11/07/2005 3:32:53 PM PST by avile
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To: new yorker 77

Loosing share? TRY THE TRUTH !


49 posted on 11/07/2005 3:34:25 PM PST by ChadGore (VISUALIZE 62,041,268 Bush fans.)
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To: new yorker 77

Anyone know where you can get a more complete list?


50 posted on 11/07/2005 3:35:10 PM PST by cowtowney
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