The New York Times Has Turned To…

Mush!

The once venerable New York Times, lead dog of the now mangy pack that drags the rickety sled of the mainstream media leftward over the American tundra, is showing further signs of dysplasia.  In a piece at American Thinker, Steve McCann reports that circulation of the Times has declined 22% in just six years while its common stock has done even worse, plummeting 77% in the same period.  But, as McCann indicates,

[…] there seem to be few questions asked as to why the loss of readership which impacts advertisers…Certainly it could not be due to their one sided and overwhelmingly left-wing approach to the news and not so subtle cheerleading for the Obama Administration and the Democratic Party which has driven many to seek comparatively unbiased news sources elsewhere such as the internet, Fox News and a few still objective newspapers.

Even adding a comics page wouldn’t help the old Gray Lady.  After all, nothing could generate more laughs than a New York Times editorial.

Friday Meet And Greet

First up, from the Great State of Illinois, here’s William J. Lee For U.S. Senate

  • I am a conservative and independent thinker who trusts in his fellow citizens more than government. I plan on running for the U.S. Senate as I can no longer be a spectator as our Freedoms are being eroded and as we descend further into socialist servitude. As a Senator I can do the most for Illinois and this country that has given me so much.
  • I am a USAF retiree and have lived in England; Uijongbu, Korea; Port au Prince Haiti; Tuzla, Bosnia; and Kandahar, Afghanistan. Military qualifications include Airborne, Air Assault, and Expert Marksman.

Organization Memberships:

Life Member, Law Enforcement Alliance of America

Benefactor Member, NRA

Veterans of Foreign Wars

Life Member,  Air Force Association

American Legion

  • America is more than a place to earn a paycheck. It is an ideal of freedom, opportunity and individuality, not group rights.  I would like to preserve that vision.

And here’s Craig Andresen. Craig’s not running for anything.  He’s the host of the Maybe I’m Nuts…But blog. Be sure to see his recipe for Pinot Peach Noir.

  • Life is Short…Eat Dessert First.  Any recipe that starts with a whole bottle of Pinot Noir can’t be all bad, can it?
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About Bob Mack

Retired since 2003. Military Service: U.S. Army, 36th Artillery Group, Babenhausen, Germany 1966-67; 1st Signal Brigade, Republic of Vietnam, 1967-68 Attended University of Miami, 1969-73
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22 Responses to The New York Times Has Turned To…

  1. samiam60 says:

    Good Morning Bob. Interesting that a Newspaper in our largest city has fallen victim to their own propaganda. They are so Intelligent that they have become Stupid and shot themselves right in the foot.

  2. I can’t imagine how the NYT can stay afloat financially — unless the newspaper gets a government subsidy, of course.

  3. GA says:

    Here’s a dated parable I first heard as a young reporter in the early 70s… probably been around since HL Mencken’s time; I first heard ot told about the Chandler-owned LA Times… I’ll bring it into present day for purposes of this thread:

    A man settled into his passenger train seat for a long trip; he asked his passing Pullman conductor for a newspaper. Later recounting the incident to a friend he said, “The poor man, obviously mentally challenged, brought me the New York Times.”

    • Bob Mack says:

      “If one morning I walked on top of the water across the Potomac River, the headline that afternoon would read: ‘President Can’t Swim.'” — Lyndon B. Johnson.

      By the by, I saw this cartoon which put me in mind of your post of the other day:

  4. Mike says:

    Michelle Malkin has a quote that it’s only good for fish wrap. Another one is lining for the bottom of the bird cage and more.

    • Bob Mack says:

      Hey Mike. And if you don’t like that smooth, shiny paper, you can use the Times to replace the Sears Catalog if you ever have to visit an establishment like this:

      • Mike says:

        Bob I’m going to borrow the picture. Damn I forget what we used to call them out in the boonies. First thing to go is the memory.
        “Semper Fi”
        Mike

  5. TexasFred says:

    I still use the NYT as a source on occasion, once in a while they get it right, but it’s very rare…

    But in all honesty, I can take a news story from most *any* source, except World Net Daily, and make a decent, and logical commentary, you have to read between the lines, know a bit about the source and writer, and then interpret their meaning in a RIGHT mind…

    • Bob Mack says:

      Howdy, Fred. You’re right about that. It’s kind of like being a cryptographer. BTW, I just checked & your blog is loading fine now (Ed. note: The servers that host the TexasFred blog and others were attacked yesterday, in case anybody was denied visitation rights).

  6. “If you don’t read the newspaper, you’re uninformed; if you do read the newspaper, you’re misinformed.” ~ Commonly attributed to Twain, but no evidence…

  7. J. P. Morgan says:

    They have a great Sunday crossword.

  8. samhenry says:

    Never Read the New York Times. I don’t follow any particular rag – I just buzz all over the internet in search of some interesting stuff to bounce off of. I read Drudge first. I think pages like his have buried a lot of press. Drudge quotes a lot of Brit papers and I must confess, I do read the Telegraph, the Daily News (for gossip) and the Guardian. The TIMES of London has closed a lot of its pages unless you pay. American newspapers just don’t have enough international news. My paper of choice was always the Financial Times.

    New York Times – what’s that!.

    • Bob Mack says:

      Hi SH. Food for thought: if the Internet makes print media obsolete, and we give Obama and his successors (who can’t arrive soon enough for me) a “kill switch”, then we could be at the mercy of the broadcast news–which, as GA points out in his post today (The Second Offensive)

      […] by federal edict, George Soros’ henchmen have successively taken over American newsrooms for the purpose of broadcasting propaganda, aided and abetted by far-left operatives through out the federal government, including the Oval Office.

      This is not a Trojan Horse… these are the shock troops of a massive wave of propagandists and provocateurs intent on destroying what’s left of a free press, and set the table for an offensive against terrestrial talk radio and the internet… which is the only way you can read this particular opinion wherever you are.

      • samhenry says:

        We ARE the media and that is to say we can always go back to handing out broadsides on street corners, connecting by fax and phone – there will always be a way for the people to connect.

        I have often thought about just plain digitizing everything with no paper backups like medical records, etc. because there are “retention policies.” I realize there are backup tapes stored in mountain caves still hard copy backup the best. Not practical.

        YES – exactly a kill switch would make it harder to get news. But it is already since so many of the good rags and mags have gone pay-per-view. There is an emerging aristocracy of knowledge that I fear will end democracy. That one great thinker who could save us all might not even have a computer but goes to the public library.

  9. AFVET says:

    Beck is correct, Cass Sunstein IS the most dangerous man in the administration.
    Hopefully the damage he will do is reversible.

  10. Bob Mack says:

    Anthony Martin in the Conservative Examiner asks, Are newspapers already receiving federal subsidies?

    With the Obama system of bailouts for the big banks and mortgage lenders on Wall Street, automakers GM and Chrysler, and other large corporations such as General Electric, the bailout of struggling newspapers with taxpayers’ money fit the paradigm. Large newspapers with a liberal editorial slant such as the New York Times were considered too big and too valuable to fail.

    The common perception is that such a bailout was never implemented. But was it? Are newspapers already receiving federal subsidies?

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