It is not news that lots of Americans are fed up with the newspapers. The bias we are endured to read everyday in the printed press is so blatant that readers are tired of writing letters to the editors complaining about it but they never get published unless you sound like a loony and they can use your words to make their point. If anything this election has brought out the worst in biased journalism and it was so blatant that only the most fanatical of the Obamo-Chavistas seem not to have noticed, but the regular folk has and it is making it clear by not buying newspapers.
The dear old Miami Herald seems to be doing worse than the rest with a circulation drop of 11.8% in the last six months according to and article in Editor & Publisher. The Herald seems to be caught in the maelstrom of not understanding that half its readers despise almost all their columnists because they wage a constant insult attack and moral superiority thinly covered under the pretense of Journalism. May it be Leonard Pitts verbal contortion to blame every pitfall befallen on the Black race on Whitey without sounding like Louis Farrakahn to Ana Valencia’s discourse sound more like Granma or old time Pravda editorials against the US way of life than “thoughtful and caring” pieces. The Miami Herald does carry Cal Thomas’ columns as an obvious token conservative and the occasional assorted piece by a middle-of-the-road commentator, but these only accentuate more the ultra liberal slant of the rag.
Tim Oren over at Winds of Change gives us a detailed observation on how newspapers make their money and you must read it. It reveals to you how deeply stupid newspapers are ran in the business sense and, even better, how to give them a coup de grace which is not only tempting but the humane thing to do so think of it as euthanasia for the printing media. As for myself I am of two minds: in one hand I am very tempted to call them and cancel my subscription with the added bonus of giving them a detailed reason why. In the other hand I would love to be the last subscriber and being able to send the last letter to the editors simply stating: We told you so.