Monday, October 09, 2006

The L.A. Times Wonders Why Its Circulation is Sliding?

The waste of newsprint on a ridiculous attack on bloggers (derided as people "who normally pass their time doodling or making obscene telephone calls") is a great example of why L.A. Times subscribers are quitting in droves.

Can you say "threatened by the new media"?

(Hat tip: Patterico's Pontifications.)


Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Times has been a pompous, full-of-it elitist rag for decades and the chickens are coming home to roost. Circulation is probably worse than they're admitting, since the newspaper industry is notorious for cooking the books. The Old Media are croaking like old T-Rex in the tar pits, arrogant and clueless as they sink further down. I just dropped two quarters in the vending machine for the Times--first time in ages--and it's almost like one of those community throwaways. Very thin and devoid of content, when it used to weigh a ton. Day's coming when the Times Mirror Building will be shuttered and eventually converted to a downtown L.A. homeless shelter. And all the snotty liberal reporters? They'll be standing in front of Home Depot hustling against the illegal aliens they were always supporting. SSSSSSWEET!!!

1:45 PM  
Blogger Laura said...


The main reason left to buy the paper is the Sports section, and at the rate it's shrinking, even that won't be left before long... They are moving more and more stories off the printed page and onto their website, or cancelling coverage altogether (i.e., hockey road games).

6:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Threatened by the new media!"

8:51 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

"Threatened by the new media!"

Someone has an impish sense of humor. :)

Come again!

9:04 PM  

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