If you are among the few who still subscribe to the failing, disseminator of leftist propaganda known as the Arizona Republic, you did not receive your daily delivery today. Those who called to find out why, received a recorded message stating, “In an effort to allow our team time off to spend with their families on Labor Day, there will be no home delivery today. We appreciate your understanding. Normal delivery will resume Tuesday, September 7th.”
Two other failing Gannett newspapers, the Tucson Citizen and the Detroit Free Press also took this desperate money saving route today. This interactive graphic is from 2019, so the numbers have obviously worsened since then, but the astronomical decline in subscriptions provided a shocking insight into the future.
Poynter. which reports on media trends, headlines its August 31, 2021 (continually updating) report, “Here are the newsroom layoffs, furloughs and closures that happened during the coronavirus pandemic.” The fact is, the dismal decline began in earnest prior to anyone hearing the word, “coronavirus.”
Imagine how well the Arizona Republic’s bogus benevolence would be received if grocery stores, gas stations, restaurants and other businesses shuttered for the holiday. Appliance stores, auto dealerships and major retailers are all having sales today. Fire and police departments, medical and dental offices are open. Store clerks are happy to have jobs to go to.
Labor Day is a day to celebrate employment, not idleness.