Bwahahahahahh!!! Newsweak Heads to the Block...

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    "We're All Socialists Now" :lol::lol::lol:


    These idiots made their bed... and sure, print media is suffering in competition with free information on the internet. But I don't think it's any accident that lefty outlets like MSNBC and Air America are either on the bottom or gone. It's because their eggheaded, lefty opinions are unmarketable in a center-right country.
     
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    Mebby Pravda would be in the market. :lol:
     
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    Print media will be for the most part gone in twenty, if not ten years.

    Think about where we stood about technology ten years ago. Trying to say Newsweek is dying because it's some lefty outlet is facetious since you're ignoring reality.
     
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    Print media is in trouble... no doubt about that. So, outlets who want to survive are gonna have to be quick and they're gonna have to be smart. Newsweak was neither.

    I think it's telling that other lefty outlets are likewise in trouble, not just in print, but also on radio and TV. So, I think a case can be made that it's a content problem. There are far left outlets available, more purist ones, that have catered to this niche market for a long time.

    Outlets who are only going three-quarters of the way there are neither left, right, nor center... and end up alienating everbody.

    What amuses me the most about Newsweak's failure... is that they were trying to make like a chameleon and fool people into thinking they were middle-of-the-road. It was a propagandist position, and they richly deserve to face the consequences of it.
     
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    Outlets who are going to survive are going to move to the internet and start charging there.

    Honestly, the amount of ignorance you are spewing in the name of partisan hackery is astounding.
     
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    Weird how center right news outlets like Fox are kicking ass... in a center right country. :eusa_whistle:
     
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    Fox is kicking ass when it comes to Conservative audiences because it is the primary Conservative news outlet.

    Plus, older people (who tend to be Republican) watch television more than Liberals (people like me) who use the internet as the main source of getting news.
     
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    the farther left newsweek went, the lower its readership...to ignore that, is to ignore reality...to claim its just the way of modern tech is simply ignorant

    other magazines are doing better than newsweek, then again, that sits uncomfortable for liberals as they have to admit that all the media doing poorly is farther left media than others...

    the owners need to wake up and realize people aren't buying liberal propaganda anymore
     
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    Murf, it isn't easy for me to enjoy the collapse of any media outlet (okay, mebbe Palladin Press). What becomes of this country without investigative journalism/reporters? How do communities sustain a sense of "home and shared place" without the local rag to discuss the high school sports team and print the obits?

    The Chicago Tribune flirted with bankruptcy last year. No newspaper is really solvent/profitable because folks are stopping their subscriptions and just reading their content on-line for free.

    What a genius idea THAT turned out to be, huh?
     
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    Heck even People and the Enquirer are suffering. And that tells you how bad things are in America.
     
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