Skip to comments.The Last Temptation Of Tina Brown
Posted on 08/05/2013 4:01:43 PM PDT by Biggirl
On Nov. 12, 2010, Tina Brown gathered the staff of her Web site The Daily Beast in the third-floor conference room at its Chelsea offices with its commanding views of the Hudson. Brimming with the fervor she has brought to all her endeavors, she delivered some surprising news: the Web site would merge with Newsweek, a once-proud but struggling magazine brand.
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"missed the 'rhythms' of long-form journalism"??? WHAT sort of gobbledegook and double talk is that?
Put quite simply, Ms. Brown has her head up her ass.
exactly. All this NY Times blather is lipstick on pigs
Who knows? But for Brown, I will postulate this.
In the time of buggy whip sales, many people were good sellers of buggy whips. As buggy whip sales declined, there were still good sellers in the business. Finally, when the whole industry collapsed, it no longer mattered if you were a good buggy whip seller. Thus while people like Brown WERE good in their prior endeavors, the industry is collapsing, and there are a lot of people in the digital media who are light years ahead of them. In essence, she's a has been.
That's quite a record - a product that could take down both old media and new media.
When Jon Meacham, the magazines last editor under The Washington Posts ownership, tried to turn Newsweek into an Economist-like ideas journal, the magazines decline accelerated. Between 2006 and 2010, the magazines total circulation shrank by half, to 1.6 million...
All the "ideas" in Meacham's "ideas journal" were hard-core liberalism. The Economist at least gives a nod to reality once in a while.
Of course, The New York Times is incapable of addressing this issue. For them, any idea worth having is by definition a liberal idea.
To paraphrase a key line in Blade Runner: "they don't know they're liberals."
Fish don't know water is wet. When you're swimming underwater, you can't experience the sensation of wetness.
Everyone at the New York Times is submerged in the water of the liberal media axis. To them, liberalism is just "what is," as Rush Limbaugh has explained so many times.
The fact that many people outside their little synthetic-reality bubble don't buy into it just doesn't compute for them.
And yet - ironically - they believe that they are more in tune with the common man than was - say - Andrew Breitbart. Or Bill Whittle.
Are they not to indistinguishable British peas in a pod with Helen Gurley Brown having perhaps even fewer scruples but both represent what has gone wrong with American journalism and its pandering after the sensational and its exalting of the decadent. Worst of all, they deconstructed brick by brick the American culture which supports our constitutional system, according to the recipe of The Frankfurt School.
Harman bought Newsweek for $1.00 a couple of years ago, so if it was sold for at least $2.00, that would be a 100% profit, so I don’t know what all the tears and teeth-gnashing are all about. Doubled their money in just two years. Looks like a pretty good business investment from where I sit, at least tongue-in-cheek-wise.
BTW, I’m just loving watching all of these commie propaganda organs fade away. Sold twice now and having completely ceased paper publication, Newsweek now has no more gravitas than that it is a trademarked word of no particular value.
New York Times finally unloaded Boston Globe at about a billion percent loss a few days ago, and why, just today, Washington Post Inc. was forced to sell its flagship dead-tree publishing commie organ to a commie internet billionaire, who I hope will transform WaPo the way Tina Brown transformed Newsweek.