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    Washington Post to be sold to Jeff Bezos

    Quote Originally Posted by iacardsfan View Post
    It comes as a shock that he is changing the name, but I guess when you are trying to revamp a somewhat dead business as newspaper, you gotta go for it all.
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    Re: Washington Post to be sold to Jeff Bezos

    I think if I was the Grahms, I wouldnt have sold till I was dead. Some traditions are just sacred. What they could have done instead is try to attract the 50% of Americans that arent liberal. Theres a whole bunch of potential customers they arent getting simply because of their bias.

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    Re: Washington Post to be sold to Jeff Bezos

    Quote Originally Posted by jonny5 View Post
    I think if I was the Grahms, I wouldnt have sold till I was dead. Some traditions are just sacred. What they could have done instead is try to attract the 50% of Americans that arent liberal. Theres a whole bunch of potential customers they arent getting simply because of their bias.
    I agree, and it is a problem that has gotten more acute. Talk to the news people at the Washington Post and the left side of the blogosphere and you won't find a single one who will admit that overly biased content had anything to do with the paper's demise.

    Meanwhile, the Wall Street Journal is growing in readership and profit.

    What will Bezos do with it? I'll throw in my 2 cents and say that he ought to bite the bullet and put the whole thing behind a pay wall. Subscription only, no exceptions, like the Wall Street Journal.

    My other recommendation for saving the newspaper industry is to ban all J-school grads from the news room and hire high school graduates and teach them how to write copy.

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    Thought that the WaPo had something like a 40% drop in circulation in recent years but can't confirm.
    With Jeff at the helm, will we get free Amazon shipping with a WaPo subscription?

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    Does that mean there will soon be a Kindle edition?
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    Re: Washington Post to be sold to Jeff Bezos

    Let the newspaper industry die. It's worthless.

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    Re: Washington Post to be sold to Jeff Bezos

    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan5 View Post
    Let the newspaper industry die. It's worthless.
    Burn the books in the Library while we are at it!
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    Re: Washington Post to be sold to Jeff Bezos

    The new format will have to be a series of tweets since the current generations lack the attention span to read a newspaper.

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    Re: Washington Post to be sold to Jeff Bezos

    Quote Originally Posted by Blue_State View Post
    Burn the books in the Library while we are at it!

    You demonstrate how simple minds will run to the wildest extreme with as little information as possible. Then again that would self describe almost all Libertarians.



    Newspapers are worthless. There are a minimum of over 50 great global news sites with great authorship and for those that dig far more even. The concept of newspapers is obsolete. No local paper could possibly hope to give accurate news anyways to a globally connected world news consumer. Local news is inherently biased by its very nature.
    Last edited by Ryan5; 08-08-13 at 07:03 PM.

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