If this trend keeps up, we're gonna have to construct a sort of "Jurrasic Park" in which to store all the fossilized remains of newspapers...
posted on 02/02/2006 7:47:01 PM PST
The only sad thing about Scripps keeling over is that it sponsors the National Spelling Bee competition. I'd hate to lose the Bee. The rest of the operation can shrivel up and blow away.
posted on 02/02/2006 7:56:19 PM PST
(Run, Cindy, run! Look, Freepers, look! Funny, funny Cindy!)
Well, as least Scripps has read the handwriting on the wall to the extent that they've diversified into cable TV.
No such luck for Bowater, whose main deal is the manufacture of newsprint. Here's a two-year look:
Half a million $$$ is chump change for Scripps. They're doing just fine.
posted on 02/02/2006 8:07:22 PM PST
by Bernard Marx
(Don't make the mistake of interpreting my Civility as Servility)
The E.W. Scripps Co., a newspaper publisher and owner of the Food Network, Home & Garden Television and other cable networks...
If my wife's viewing habits are any indication, I'd say they're going broke because of incompetent management. I don't know how she can watch some giggling dingbat judge fish eye soup on "The Iron Chef" or some fruitcake paint someone's floor purple day after day after day - but she does.
Does anyone else have a wife that's addicted to "Trading Spaces" and the like? Are you an addict yourself? If so, acknowledge your disease here and now......you'll be taking your first step towards recovery.
posted on 02/02/2006 8:23:31 PM PST
(The plain truth is that I am not a fair man, and don't want to hear both sides.)
I recently canceled my subscription to the Rocky Mountain News because they forced me to take delivery of that liberal rag Denver Post on Sundays and sometimes on Wednesdays. I got tired of the charade that they are two different papers.
posted on 02/02/2006 8:32:59 PM PST
(Regime change in Iran and Syria is required, and required now.)
posted on 02/02/2006 9:33:58 PM PST
(Sarcasm - the last refuge of an empty mind.)
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