Thursday, March 28, 2013

Cry me a river

Cue the world's smallest violin:
Since 2003, print ads have fallen from $45 billion to $19 billion. Online ads have only grown from $1.2 to $3.3 billion. Stop and think about that gap. The total ten-year increase in digital advertising isn't even enough to overcome the average single-year decline in print ads since 2003.
Gee, I wonder why?  We used to get both the New York Times and the Boston Globe.  Then I figured out that I wasn't paying for news, I was paying for lefty slanted political indoctrination.  And sudoku.

And so I don't get a paper anymore.  And there are millions of people like me, and what do you think happens to the advert rates when we all cancel our subscriptions?

Via Free Northerner who explains what happens using only three words: Let it burn.


New Jovian Thunderbolt said...

If this were 1985 I'd have a paper delivered. Maybe 2.

Now when they throw a paper into my yard I am peeved because they are littering with something that doesn't even make good terlet paper.

Chris said...

I use the local lefty rag (Baltimore Sun) to soak up the Hoppe's No. 9 when I clean my guns. It just feels right. I only get it on the weekend because it came free when I subscribed to my community weekly.

ASM826 said...

And if it's sudoku you want, I play at

TOTWTYTR said...

I used to have morning and evening papers delivered.

Then I had a morning paper delivered.

Now I have no newspaper delivered. Nor do I pay to read it on line.

Like you, I decided to stop supporting people who deride my political views, my religion, and my way of life.

I hope they starve.