Skip to comments.Canceling Out Leftist Newspapers
Posted on 09/16/2019 10:59:59 AM PDT by Captain Peter Blood
Well today I finally got around to reassessing my newspaper needs.
My state paper, The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette as of next month goes total digital. So I now have to get used to reading the paper on the IPad.
With that coming I decided to reevaluate the other papers I take. I get The Wall Street Journal and USA Today.
Well for awhile I just have not been reading the other papers much. USA Today used to be a fun paper to read and I had read it from the very beginning, but it changed it's format, got skinnier and become way too Leftist. So it has to go.
The Journal I have read for over 45 years and since Murdoch bought the paper it's gotten Leftist and such and I just hate reading it anymore. I like the weekend edition and their review section is pretty good so I am going to keep that and let the weekday edition go.
The Journal hasn't been very good since Robert Bartley was the editior and John Fund used have a column. So farewell.
I may try Investors Business Daily or the digital edition of The Financial Times.
At least I am going to save a great deal of money now, at least $700 a year, and that I like.
I also gave up on Forbes' Magazine a ways back, it had gotten stale and just not as good as it was as when Malcom Forbes was running it. I don't miss it either and I hate Fortune and I won't take it.
I don’t have a birdcage tht needs lining so I have no use for printed newspapers.
I’m surprised anyone still subscribes to them.
When they are finally gone I will them terribly.
I have not subscribed to a dead tree newspaper since right around the dawn of this millennium.
I am often accosted by a salesperson hanging out in my local supermarket trying to get me to subscribe. I will shake my head and say in the loudest possible voice “Too Libera!”
Couldn’t tell you the last time I picked up a newspaper. Over 20 years, at least. Magazines aren’t worth it, either. Even the ones that are supposed to be about cooking and decorating manage to hit you over the head with all the leftwing crap.
I read the WSJ cover to cover for a good 15 years. When I taught an introductory finance course, over half of my students subscribed at the student rate. Then one day, one of their columnists said lots of good things about Bill Ayres and his wife Bernardine Dorhn and I no longer recommended my students subscribe and I let my subscription lapse. I have not read it sense.
I have read Investors Business Daily on occasion and it seems to be a good paper.
Cancelled the Reno gayzette urinal years ago. Just another libocrat outlet for usaToday.
The Epoch Times is the best newspaper out there.
Subscribe to the local paper here just to keep track of what is going on here in our local community. A while back, it added the in-paper version of USA Today for national news. That lasted less than a year when subscriber outrage got rid of that. Not wasting money on papers from the northeast.
That’s exactly what i tell the callers who are trying to pitch the Fingerlakes Times and the Democrat and Chronicle
I gave up on most of them quite some time ago. “In the know people” would read the NYT and I never really saw why. The wall street urinal outlived its usrfulness when things went online. I see people take it for some reason and you see stacks of them neatly folded on the corner of the desk or bureau and not read.
Magazines? High Plains Journal and thinking of giving that one up since it becomes more chickified each week. So many magazines think they have to make a social commentary instead of just information on the trade they represent. NO thanks to those.
LOL, was that the Gazette Journal? I like a play on words, LOL. Some of these news outlets , such nicknames are well earned.
We go to a store for our papers Sunday edition only for the Jumbo and the TV Guide. Why my wife needs that paper I’ll never know.
The internet killed print media just as sure as cell phones killed landlines.
Got Kilinger's when my granddaughter was having a fundraiser for her charter school. It has some good advice which helps me fine-tune the portfolio I keep with Schwab.
Fast Money has some interesting stuff in it as well, $10 per year. I like to keep current on financial trends. It is now more for the curiosity than investment purposes. Whereas I used to keep nearly 20% of retirement funds in growth stocks, now it is only about 5%. As I actually near retirement, I find that I prefer more boring stuff like Kiplinger's recommendations.
I agree with you that Forbes has gotten tired. Inc. is better and, again, only $10 per year.
But there is only so much reading I can do on the john, which is the main place I read print magazines these days.
Just make sure to steer clear of blogs.
They can do you no good.
“The Epoch Times is the best newspaper out there.”
I’m very pleasantly surprised by the actual practice of journalism that occurs within the pages of The Epoch Times.
The big secret is this is how the MSM makes $$$ and stays afloat.
Political ads from both parties.
If they can get a fight going, they are forced to pour Millions into their pocket on attack ads.
The MSM is really a High Priced Hooker
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