Friday, September 05, 2008

Biased media outlet shoots self in foot 
Readers are cancelling US magazine subscriptions by the thousands.

“When Us went to print Monday night, it looked like the ticket was falling apart," says one magazine editor. “They went to print thinking Palin was dead in the water, and their mistake was thinking everyone who reads Us is a Democrat, when they’re not.


That's one publication that deserves to die. If they don't shitcan their slimeball editor post-haste, that magazine may not survive.

Mags can be narrow-margin to begin with. Watch out for future layoffs at US. That will tell journalists whether the publisher is willing to throw innocent artists, researchers, and admin staff under the bus in order to protect favored Dems.

I wouldn't want to work for such an organization very long. And I wouldn't work for an editor like him for 30 seconds.

The fact is, though, that this is happening in a lot of outlets - albeit in slow motion. What's different about this one is that reader disaffection can be traced to a single incident, and not the slow drip, drip, drip of a thousand bad editorial decisions slowly making the paper either unreadable or useless and destroying the brand and credibility of its voice.

Splash, out


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