We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
July 28 (Reuters) - The New York Times Co reported its second quarterly loss in a row as advertising sales declined, but the publisher said it expects a rebound in digital ad revenue growth in the current quarter.
Digital ad revenue, which accounts for about a third of total ad revenue, dropped 6.8 percent in the April to June period, declining for the second straight quarter.
Print ad revenue fell 14.1 percent, the eighth straight quarterly decline.
I have not trusted the NY Times since http://www.nytimes.com/2004/12/30/opinion/are-we-stingy-yes.html?_r=0. In about an hour of internet searching at the time, I discovered two things the august professionals could have known, should have known, and probably did know but did not impart as their only objective was parisan smear. First, as Congress was not in session at the time, $15 million was all the president could legally pledge without Congressional approval. Second, what the president could and did do on his own authority as Commander-in-Chief, was have USAF cargo planes loaded with relief supplies flown in, and the US Navy steaming in within days.
As State Department spokesman J. Adam Ereli explained on 30 December 2004, “Moving a carrier strike force and a Marine expeditionary unit within 72 hours should not be considered dilly dallying. The planes are on the ground in Indonesia tonight.”
Then, too, were the emergency funds of $100,000 each at the disposal of each US ambassador. The Sri Lanka fund was released the same day as the tsunami. Funds in the other affected countries were released the next day.
By ignorance or duplicity, the New York Times failed. Since then I have regarded their operating motto as "Fooling some of the people All of the time."
We dropped our subscription a decade+ ago, for clear dishonesty with overuse of character-assasination adverbs and adjectives. (take away hateful adjectives and adjectives, the NYT would save a lot of printing and paper cost, but its writers could not express themselves)
It is always a happy day when the NYT reports its dwindling earnings and circulation. Kudoes to Gringo, above, for profiting from the declining NYT business prospects.
I should spellcheck, but its not worth the time when commenting about the "disgusting NYT" (applying NYT adjective style)
Ralph, I like your motto, and would add "fool some of the people who think they are cool, all the time"
"They alienate half of their potential readers with their obvious partisanship and apologetics."
I subscribed to Gentleman's Quarterly once when I wanted some tips on how to dress with elan. I read an article in which the writer compared the President to a monkey. I canceled my subscription. I will never understand why they hate so much.
The portion of the audience alienated by leftist bias in the media is a good deal greater than half. I submit that the rightward (conservative-to-libertarian) element of society is the overwhelming majority viewpoint -- perhaps as great as 80% of the population.