Why? Maybe when your editorial policy pi$$es off half of your potential client base, you stand to lose a lot of potential customers. I live in Pinellas County but I subscribe to the Tampa Tribune. Not an overly conservative paper but definitely middle of the road. I start my day in a much better mood after quitting the Times.
I left the Tribune about 5 years ago. Haven’t missed it yet and 50 years from now I will still be able to day ,”I haven’t missed it yet”.
Their renewal dept isn’t very good either. I was certain that my renewal was in the fall but when I called, they said, it was this February. So, I got months and months of newspapers for free cuz their billing was messed up even after I tried to correct them. Switching to St. Petersburg Tribune instead.