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Desperation at the New York Times. Thereís Good News Tonight!
GaryNorth.com ^ | February 21, 2013 | Gary North

Posted on 02/21/2013 6:20:20 PM PST by DeaconBenjamin

Liberalism is on the run.

The New York Times is selling everything that isn’t nailed down. It is trying to sell the liberal Boston Globe. It sold its papers in Florida. It sold its share of the Boston Red Sox.

The Times is the voice of American liberalism. Its voice is turning into an old man’s croak. It stands on the street corner. “Paper, Mister? Buy a paper?”

“Our plan to sell the New England Media Group demonstrates our commitment to concentrate our strategic focus and investment on The New York Times brand and its journalism,” said Mark Thompson, chief executive of the Times Co., in a statement.

He said the Times was “proud of our association with the Globe” and Worcester Telegram & Gazette, but that “given the differences between these businesses and The New York Times, we believe that a sale is in the best long-term interests of these properties and the employees who work for them as well as in the best interests of our shareholders.”

Translation: “We tried to sell this turkey in 2009, but we got the union to buckle. It’s still a turkey. We will do anything we can to unload it.”

Management at the Times pretended for four years that the Boston Globe is not dying. They put it on life support. Now it should be put out of its misery.

Management at the Times played pretend. It pretended that all daily newspapers in large cities are not dying, including the Times.

The Times is a mastodon in a tar pit. The smaller ones have already sunk. It is sinking. It is trying to conceal the fact by selling assets.

Liberals bet on control of local newspapers as their way to control voters’ thinking. That strategy is dying. So are daily newspapers. Nothing can reverse this.

The current sale plan, in addition to the Globe and Worcester Telgram, includes BostonGlobe.com, Boston.com, Telegram.com and the Globe’s direct mail marketing company, GlobeDirect. It also would include the company’s 49 percent stake in Metro Boston.

Anyone with an ounce of sense, left the Boston Globe at least four years ago. The handwriting was on the wall. The free market had placed the Globe in the balance. It was found wanting.

So, let us delight in the Times‘ dilemma. The Times deserves it.

The poor schnooks who work at the Times hold on with the same desperation as their peers at the Boston Globe have. They think: “I work for the Times. I won’t happen to me.” Of course it will happen to them. The Times, like the Boston Globe, is going the way of all newsprint.

They pay $5,000 a month for a cramped, run-down apartment in the Big Apple. They could be working in Atlanta, buying a 2,500 square foot home for $125,000. But that would be beneath them.

In 10 years, they will take their six-month severance checks to their wives and say, “I have to start over.”

I love it.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: lyingdyingmedia
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1 posted on 02/21/2013 6:20:27 PM PST by DeaconBenjamin
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To: DeaconBenjamin

I hope I live long enough to see that paper gone, or taken over by conservatives.


2 posted on 02/21/2013 6:24:05 PM PST by FreeAtlanta (bahits.com)
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3 posted on 02/21/2013 6:32:09 PM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: DeaconBenjamin

I quit reading the Sunday edition decades ago because the “news” was no longer news, but trash. May they rot in peace.


4 posted on 02/21/2013 6:33:09 PM PST by Citizen Tom Paine (An old sailor sends)
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To: FreeAtlanta

It will never go conservative. It will be more like the Seattle-PI, where the newsprint version folded and the web edition is a far left commie rag. Always three or four ‘gay’ stories on the front page and generally a slam or two at Catholic bishops (but the latter part is no different from FR)..


5 posted on 02/21/2013 6:34:44 PM PST by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not Nurture¬ô)
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To: DeaconBenjamin

The libs at all these newspapers have cause so much suffering for the average American. It about time they deal with the consequences.


6 posted on 02/21/2013 6:39:20 PM PST by matt04
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To: steve86

As if anyone really cares. The Times is the editorial page and the crosswords. The rest of it they can discard and no one would know the difference.

Sure the unions would scream. But does anyone think that Maureen Dowd really gives a crap? The unions are beneath her.


7 posted on 02/21/2013 6:40:31 PM PST by EQAndyBuzz (Got a problem? Nothing a drone strike can't fix.)
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To: DeaconBenjamin

Soros, the savior of socialist propaganda organs just spent his loose dough on ketchup.
So then they had only one option left.


8 posted on 02/21/2013 6:40:31 PM PST by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: DeaconBenjamin

How far they have fallen since they were known as the “Newspaper of record”. I read Bob Kohn’s book “Journalistic Fraud” years ago, and it was sickening to read how they were falling. The only thing worthwhile is the crossword. And all they had to do was to practice ‘’journalistic integrity’’.


9 posted on 02/21/2013 6:41:50 PM PST by Exit148
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To: DeaconBenjamin

ROTFLMFAO,

These stupid mofos could go FOX and survive. Even one or two TRUE conservatives in their line up would save them.

But like the libtard, barking moon bats that they are, they will sit and stew in their own juice, and then BLAME BUSH or some other conservative boogie man!!

Commie pigs, statists, collectivists and other Orwellian pigs deserve the fate that they themselves have created FOR themselves.

Buh By stoopids! P!ss on yer grave when yer gone.


10 posted on 02/21/2013 6:43:13 PM PST by ConradofMontferrat (According to mudslimz, my handle is a HATE CRIME. And I HOPE they don't like it.)
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Not Soros: Buffett! The other liberal rich guy...


11 posted on 02/21/2013 6:43:44 PM PST by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: DeaconBenjamin

Well, bye


12 posted on 02/21/2013 6:48:05 PM PST by FlyingEagle
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how can they e doing so bad in obama’s economic recovery? we have obamacare, pelosi says unemployment checks stimulate the economy, and we’re going to implement obama’s highly praised automatic spending cuts soon. things are awesome, how can the nyt be running into such problems??? they must really ve iept if they can’t make it in such wonderful economic times obama has gifted us all with.


13 posted on 02/21/2013 6:49:36 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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“they must really be inept”

damn tablet...


14 posted on 02/21/2013 6:52:14 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: DeaconBenjamin

The Houston Chronicle or comical, I like to call it, is shrinking every few months. Fine with me, liberal rag!


15 posted on 02/21/2013 7:00:49 PM PST by Ditter
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To: DeaconBenjamin

FUNYT.
FUNYT.
FUNYT.


16 posted on 02/21/2013 7:01:05 PM PST by Da Coyote
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To: FreeAtlanta

“taken over” won’t happen


17 posted on 02/21/2013 7:08:14 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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...to concentrate our strategic focus and investment on The New York Times brand and its journalism,” said Mark Thompson, chief executive of the Times Co., in a statement.

LMBO!!
What "brand"? What "journalism"??

The snotty idea that using "Mr." in front of everybody's name, and throwing out a few long- syllabled vocabulary words here and there - - along with not having a funnies page - - makes yours a superior newspaper is laughable. For at least the past 15 years the paper's whiny, juvenile editorials have read like they were lifted from some Daily Collegian somewhere. It is a joy watching the Grey Old Whore die a slow, excruciating death. I hope it goes on for years and drains away as much Democrat wealth as possible. It couldn't happen to a nicer bunch.

I would love to see everybody who works for the Democrat "mainstream" newsrooms lose their jobs, their homes, and their families. For what they have done to my country they deserve nothing less.

18 posted on 02/21/2013 7:10:18 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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They picked a fight with Baraqqi Elon Musk - bad mouthing the Tesla electric car.

Somebody on FR theorized that libs are so confident they’ve destroyed Republicans that they’re beginning to eat their own.


19 posted on 02/21/2013 7:11:38 PM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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20 posted on 02/21/2013 7:13:05 PM PST by bigheadfred
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