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"Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard." — Henry Louis Mencken (1880-1956)

Thursday, November 10, 2005

Stop the Presses?

Could this be a major reason for the decline in newspaper circulation? The comment was made about the San Francisco Chronicle, but could be true of many other newspapers.

"But to my mind, the biggest reason why ever-fewer people are reading the Chron is that it really isn't a newspaper anymore. Predictable political views suffuse every section of the paper, right down to the food and wine pages. With the exception of the wire service stories (which have their own problems), every news story is a feature story or op-ed piece in disguise. Ironically, the last bastion of a balanced viewpoint in the entire paper is the editorial page. Everything else is pumped through the same filter." -- Michael S. Malone, ABC News commentary


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