What’s Wrong With Newspapers


By Herb Denenberg, The Bulletin

I’m often reading the studies and punditry about what’s wrong with newspapers. And I find there’s one thing always missing: How can newspapers, especially the mainstream media, succeed when they seem to stand for everything that there readers are against.

You probably know what I’m talking about. For some almost inexplicable and incredible reasons, the likes of the New York Times, the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Washington Post and most of the other major dailies take an anti-American, anti-military, anti-law-enforcement, anti-conservative, anti-family-values, anti-strong-defense and many more “anti-s” that are about 180 degrees from where many if not most of their readers stand.

But that is never taken into account in the speculations and theories about why papers like the Chicago Tribune and Los Angles Times are already in bankruptcy (both owned by the Tribune Company), why the Minneapolis Star Tribune is also in bankruptcy, why some papers have already closed down altogether or are threatening to do so, why some are in dangerous financial waters and may be headed for bankruptcy such as the New York Times and Philadelphia Inquirer, and why some are giving up hard copy editions and moving to online only, such as the Christian Science Monitor.

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