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Us Weekly now offering “five FREE issues” to outraged readers
Michelle Malkin.com ^ | 09.09.08 | By Michelle Malkin

Posted on 09/09/2008 1:03:05 PM PDT by Perdogg

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About Contact Archives RSS Columns Photos Michelle Malkin Lead StoryUs Weekly now offering “five FREE issues” to outraged readers By Michelle Malkin • September 9, 2008 12:51 PM

Just received from reader Jeff: The latest, desperate plea from Obama’s Palin-bashing backers at Us Weekly magazine to stop the bleeding. (You’ll recall that on Sep 5., I posted the first groveling missive from the rag’s customer service department urging readers to read the smear-filled article before canceling. Oops. Bad advice

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008; elections; mediabias; propagandawingofdnc; usweekly

1 posted on 09/09/2008 1:03:06 PM PDT by Perdogg
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To: Perdogg
Printing and mailing 5 extra issues cost nothing compared to the loss of advertising revenue from a canceled subscription.
2 posted on 09/09/2008 1:06:06 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Whale oil: the renewable biofuel for the 21st century.)
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To: Perdogg

Looky there. Spankings do work. Who’da thunk!


3 posted on 09/09/2008 1:07:16 PM PDT by RobinOfKingston (Man, that's stupid ... even by congressional standards.)
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To: Perdogg

Winter is coming. Makes good kindling.


4 posted on 09/09/2008 1:09:27 PM PDT by Ron in Acreage (Sarah Palin: The liberals worst nightmare.)
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To: Perdogg

Saw the mag today at the store. I took all the copies and turned the magazine cover around, showing the back panel ad only.


5 posted on 09/09/2008 1:10:31 PM PDT by rintense (Palin 2012 for President!)
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To: Perdogg

Makes me want to go get a subscription just so I can turn around and cancel it.


6 posted on 09/09/2008 1:10:34 PM PDT by Softballmom
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To: Perdogg

Instead of 5 free issues, why don’t they show the NEXT cover to be a picture of Sarah and Todd hugging, and a nice wholesome article abouat their family and their LOVE.

Five free issues of more bias is worthless.


7 posted on 09/09/2008 1:10:54 PM PDT by Madeleine Ward
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To: Perdogg

Why would someone want five extra copies of a magazine they’re cancelling?


8 posted on 09/09/2008 1:11:23 PM PDT by popdonnelly (I'll tell you a little secret: We're smarter and more competent than the Left.)
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To: Ron in Acreage

AWESOME!! Now I can find out what kind of Cafe Latte Lindsay Lohan has before going out to the Hollywood clubs.


9 posted on 09/09/2008 1:13:00 PM PDT by Wilder Effect
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To: Perdogg

Why would I want 5 pieces of crap, even if it is free?


10 posted on 09/09/2008 1:14:17 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Now you know why the needles on compasses point north - Sarah Palin.)
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To: Perdogg

Heh-heh.

And what will the cover stories be on those five “free” issues?

“THE BOOKS SARAH PALIN TRIED TO BAN”

“WHY MICHELLE’S CHILDREN ADORE HER”

“EXCLUSIVE MISS ALASKA 1982 DRESSING ROOM PHOTOS”

“BARACK’S MANLY STYLE”

and:

“RIGHT-WING WACKO WHO WOULD BE VP”


11 posted on 09/09/2008 1:14:37 PM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia
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To: Perdogg

No thanks. I hope they print my email I sent to them and everyone on my email list asking them to target the advertisers in US WEEKLY.


12 posted on 09/09/2008 1:15:08 PM PDT by JFC (McCain/Palin 08 BASE IS RALLIED!)
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To: rintense
Saw the mag today at the store. I took all the copies and turned the magazine cover around, showing the back panel ad only.

BRILLIANT IDEA!
We should all do that at every chance we get.

13 posted on 09/09/2008 1:16:05 PM PDT by Bon mots
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To: rintense

wrong action. put them out front and center for everyone to see. We like it when they insult our people like this.


14 posted on 09/09/2008 1:16:23 PM PDT by jdub
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To: Bon mots
THIS IS GREAT... subs should get there 5 free issues and still cancel. Suck them dry
15 posted on 09/09/2008 1:18:37 PM PDT by Vlaxo
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To: Perdogg
I would cancel my subscription to Us Weekly, but the chances of me actually having a subscription to that trashy magazine is precisely zero.
16 posted on 09/09/2008 1:20:43 PM PDT by gridlock (HIX IN STIX DIG MCCAIN CHICK PICK)
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To: rintense
Saw the mag today at the store. I took all the copies and turned the magazine cover around, showing the back panel ad only.

Ditto. I've been doing this all week, with the extra touch of placing a gun mag in front of the turned around stack.

17 posted on 09/09/2008 1:21:23 PM PDT by SampleMan (Community Organizer: What liberals do when they run out of college, before they run out of Marxism.)
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To: KarlInOhio
Printing and mailing 5 extra issues cost nothing compared to the loss of advertising revenue from a canceled subscription.

I really have no idea how they make their money because I got my wife a 3-year subscription for $11 on Ebay, no fake either because she's been receiving weekly issues since May. I think cancelling it would actually save them money.

18 posted on 09/09/2008 1:21:36 PM PDT by Oshkalaboomboom
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
“BARACK’S MANLY STYLE”

LOL. That might be a stretch even for them.

19 posted on 09/09/2008 1:22:17 PM PDT by twhitak
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To: Perdogg

bird cage liner


20 posted on 09/09/2008 1:28:58 PM PDT by woollyone ("When the tide is low, even a shrimp has its own puddle." - Vance Havner)
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To: rintense

“I took all the copies and turned the magazine cover around...”

I shook out the subscription cards from all of them in the rack and stuck them in the mailbox. They can pay the postage due.


21 posted on 09/09/2008 1:29:34 PM PDT by MayflowerMadam (Election '08: God is in control.)
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To: Oshkalaboomboom

They make their money from the advertising. The subscription cost is just to the printing (if that).

How much they can charge advertisers is directly tied to their circulation rates. That’s where they are taking the big hit.

I actually started receiving both “Men’s Health” and “Esquire” even though I never subscribed to them, but there was my name on it plain as day. I eventually had to cancel both as they contained subject matter that I didn’t think was appropriate to have in my home. And it was HARD t ocancel them. I had to do it several times before they got they quit sending them.


22 posted on 09/09/2008 1:31:52 PM PDT by Brookhaven
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To: Perdogg

So they are lying when they say the boycott of the magazine and advertisers is having no impact.

It is apparently having a HUGE impact.


23 posted on 09/09/2008 1:37:01 PM PDT by mabelkitty (Obama thanks McCain for not questioning his Muslim faith)
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To: MayflowerMadam

“I shook out the subscription cards from all of them in the rack and stuck them in the mailbox. They can pay the postage due.”

They probably got enough bricks attached to those postage free subscription cards to built a nice house.


24 posted on 09/09/2008 1:40:32 PM PDT by vietvet67
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To: Perdogg

Fireplace starters .


25 posted on 09/09/2008 1:42:33 PM PDT by lionheart 247365 (( S.P.E.C.I A.L.= ,,,,,,,, Sarrah Palin's Executive Credentials Intimidate Angry Liberals ))
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To: Perdogg

The advertisers are feeling the heat!

Wwwwwwwwwaaaaaaahhhh


26 posted on 09/09/2008 1:42:46 PM PDT by Carley (she's all out of caribou.............)
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To: Perdogg

The advertisers are feeling the heat!

Wwwwwwwwwaaaaaaahhhh


27 posted on 09/09/2008 1:42:57 PM PDT by Carley (she's all out of caribou.............)
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To: vietvet67

I’m falling off my chair over that one. I know someone who does this.
Good trick!


28 posted on 09/09/2008 1:43:21 PM PDT by DeLaine (It's not about what they say, it's about what they do)
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To: mabelkitty

I haven’t a clue why, but I’ve been getting this mag in the mail for about 10 weeks now. Don’t know how they got my name (didn’t fill out anything, anywhere including the internet)so I save them up and give them to my daughter-in-law who “loves” them. I’ll keep doing that until they figure out I’m not a subscriber, lol.


29 posted on 09/09/2008 1:43:25 PM PDT by GYPSY286 (Politicians must USE their heads or Americans will LOSE their heads.)
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To: Perdogg; sit-rep

That’s like a restaurant offering you free dessert after you get food poisoning.


30 posted on 09/09/2008 1:43:41 PM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: Larry Lucido

“But I don’t want a dogsh!t milkshake”

“what if we give you 5 for free?”


31 posted on 09/09/2008 1:45:09 PM PDT by MrB (You can't reason people out of a position that they didn't use reason to get into in the first place)
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To: Larry Lucido

“But I don’t want a dogsh!t milkshake”

“what if we give you 5 for free?”


32 posted on 09/09/2008 1:45:18 PM PDT by MrB (You can't reason people out of a position that they didn't use reason to get into in the first place)
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To: MrB

I’m laughing so hard I can barely type! I am definitely going to use that...somewhere...sometime!


33 posted on 09/09/2008 2:02:34 PM PDT by 95 Bravo ("Freedom is not free.")
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To: jdub
wrong action. put them out front and center for everyone to see. We like it when they insult our people like this.

That's not a bad idea. It then puts the store in a bad spot; makes them look like they're endorsing this cr@p and might motivate them to do something, too (like keep the mags in the back room and return them at the end of the week as unsold product).

34 posted on 09/10/2008 12:37:52 PM PDT by randog (What the...?!)
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