Even in death throes, insulting readers remains a top priority
The liberally-biased Washington Post is another newspaper in deep trouble. Back in 2008, Deborah Howell, the newspaper’s ombudsman, admitted its leftward bent in this stunning bullet-pointed editorial, concluding, “It’s not hard to see why conservatives feel disrespected.” She lamented, “Thousands of conservatives and even some moderates have complained during my more than three-year term that The Post is too liberal; many have stopped subscribing, including more than 900 in the past four weeks. It pains me to see lost subscribers and revenue, especially when newspapers are shrinking.”
But has anything changed?
FishbowlDC provides the follow-up regarding the hefty round of layoffs including WaPo’s experienced senior-level executives. They call the Feb. 14, elimination of ‘inefficiencies,’ the Valentine’s Day Bloodbath, bringing to mind stories of the 1929 massacre of the same name initiated by Al Capone’s gang. According to the article, the entire Mobile Product Management and IT Project Management staffs have been eliminated.
The news comes on the heels of a similar tale at The New York Times, which recently offered buyout packages to 30 employees.
There is no joy in people losing their jobs. Families are affected in unimaginable ways in a weak economy and increasingly digital age, when newspaper jobs will be next to impossible to find. Yet the Washington Post, founded in 1877, is unable to break from the death grip of liberalism that is causing such instability and pain. So they “streamline” to run lower cost operations, even considering selling its headquarters, as Politico reports. But they can’t bear to give readers straight news without interjecting a leftward slant. The Arizona Republic, which clings to its strategy of insulting readers while advancing the liberal policies that are underwriting its demise, is the local case in point.
Two pieces by worshipful reporter Dan Nowicki grace today’s Sunday Edition. They supplement the “Column of Thanksgiving” written a couple of weeks ago by “Madame Kook” of columnists, Laurie Roberts, who was rejoicing at the return of the “Old” (Open Borders) McCain.
Ironically, one story today focuses on McCain aging, as the República indulges in wishful thinking by naming the loathsome Grant Woods as being among those “in the running” to succeed the “Ambassador of Amnesty,” should he ever decide to terminate his membership in the “world’s most exclusive club.”
The second story goes into the “keeping up appearances” file, relating that McCain will again visit Arizona’s border with Mexico. Since previous visits have taught AZ’s senior senator nothing about the plight of Arizonans, expect a renewed sermonette on “God’s Children” — the illegal aliens whom McCain champions — at least during those years when his name is not on the ballot.