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Well, duh. John and Ken have been saying that for YEARS, folks.
Excellent idea. Every idea, all brilliant, from John and Ken should be implemented immediately. Journalism depends it. The new model? The TMZ of politics, the National Enquirer. I'm so excited.
Those of us who grew up in Los Angeles remember the Herald Express (Examiner.) Resurrect it from the vaults and maybe it can finally receive its journalistic dues over the Times.
Journalists, if they're still employed, are finding creative ways to prepare that Top Ramen.Mmmmmmmmm. The folks at TMZ, Enquirer, No. 1-rated talk radio shows ... I would imagine they're eating a little better.And just how many hours of John and Ken have you listened to, exactly? Sure, they're loud and irritating but they've rallied their millions of listeners on countless occasions and actually influenced new laws and brought corrupt leaders to justice.Blast them all you want, but the hard truth is they KFI news team has for years been doing a better job of investigative reporting than any newspaper in California.
A right leaning newspaper would fail also - its just over.
Take away the credit crisis that's killing most news corporations, the business still is profitable (7 percent to almost 20 percent, I believe) -- no matter the political lean of the product.BTW: Has there been a study on the overall success of right- vs. left-leaning newspapers?How are the Washington Times and the NY Post doing compared to the NY Times and LA Times?I'd venture to guess the right-leaning newspapers with more tabloid personality are doing better than average. For what it's worth, crap sells. That's been proven time and again. (Newspapers could take a lesson from the success of of the Fox News model.) As a minority in the world of journalism (I'm talking politics, not race), I can tell you there's a huge segment of America that has for years been turned off by a left agenda that has saturated mainstream journalism in America. I've personally witnessed news editors who let their agenda be known when it came time to budget the day's newspaper. The few AP stories sympathetic to the military or the Bush administration were forbidden to appear. I attempted to run a piece featuring soldiers in Iraq talking about some of the positive things they had witnessed, and how they felt appreciated by the Iraqi people, and after this NE saw my proofs she demanded I choose another story.
BTW, there was no agenda on my part in running that story about the Iraqi soldiers; it was a wide-open Sunday wire section and I was using everything I could to fill it. She still demanded I "find something else," knowing all to well how much we were struggling to get those pages done. This episode really burned my butt and was pretty much the proverbial straw for me at that newspaper. I soon switched to another department.
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