The Washington Post and the Future of Journalism
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  • gwvanderleun

    “Why is it that Rush Limbaugh continues to flourish (make that thrive) — and the fabled Washington Post is being sold in a fire sale?

    “The answer: The Doctrine of Liberal Privilege.

    “Every single soul on the Post’s editorial board or in the newsroom of Newsweek had exactly the same set of “maps, passports, codebooks, visas, clothes, tools, and blank checks” that are provided by Liberal Privilege. There was no one there to say, over the years, you, Post management have more than readers who are part of the Liberal Privilege. Your content is killing you….

    How ingrained was Liberal Privilege at the Post? Listen to famed Post reporter Bob Woodward on the sale to Bezos: ‘This isn’t Rupert Murdoch buying the Wall Street Journal, this is somebody who believes in the values that the Post has been prominent in practicing, and so I don’t see any downside.'”

    Yeah, right. As to the “upsurge” of reporters’ gigs in the Brave New Media World, I refer you to the disaster currently known as Patch. I also refer you to the salary averages of these positions.

  • Jacksonian_Libertarian

    So it isn’t Journalism that’s dead, it’s leftist MSM that’s dead. I think that’s what the Right has been saying all along. Rush, Hannity, Fox, etc… are strong, while Leftist media organs like the NY Times and Washington Post, are dying.

  • Bruce

    Many of the “mainstream” news organizations feel it’s just fine to offend 50% of their potential readers as bias enters where it shouldn’t. If they want liberal editorial pages, fine. But when liberal talking points routinely make it in to what should be unbiased reporting of facts, many of the customers are smart enough to know they’re being spun. They are going to pay for that? Bezos is apparently a big Obama guy, but he’s probably smart enough to try to remove the bias from where it doesn’t belong. It will be interesting to watch how this plays out.

  • Ray_Van_Dune

    I wonder how many of those laid off will find their way to a government agency PR job, since they are already highly skilled at lying for Obama.

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