Wednesday, March 5, 2014

newspaper readership

It's old, but it was passed along in email today and I thought I would post it before everyone forgets what the hell a newspaper might be:


1. The Wall Street Journal is read by the people who run the country.

2. The Washington Post is read by people who think they run the country.

3. The New York Times is read by people who think they should run the country, and who are very good at crossword puzzles.

4. USA Today is read by people who think they ought to run the country but don't really understand The New York Times. They do, however, like their statistics shown in pie charts.

5. The Los Angeles Times is read by people who wouldn't mind running the country, if they could find the time, and if they didn't have to leave Southern California to do it.

6. The Boston Globe is read by people whose parents used to run the country and did a poor job of it, thank you very much.

7. The New York Daily News is read by people who aren't too sure who's running the country and don't really care as long as they can get a seat on the train.

8. The New York Post is read by people who don't care who is running the country as long as they do something really scandalous, preferably while intoxicated.

9. The Miami Herald  is read by people who are running another country, but need the baseball scores.

10. San Francisco Chronicle is read by people who aren't sure if there is a country or that anyone is running it; but if so, they oppose all that they stand for.  There are occasional exceptions. if the leaders are handicapped, minority, feminist, atheist dwarfs who also happen to be illegal aliens from any other country or galaxy, provided of course, that they are not Republicans.

11. The National Enquirer is read by people trapped in line at the grocery store.

12. The Oregonian is read by people who have recently caught a fish and need something to wrap it in.

1 comment:

  1. Re: The Wall Street Journal.

    Your post is out of date. The less well informed may still be functioning as though the stereotypes still have merit.

    [...]On August 1, 2007, News Corporation and Dow Jones entered into a definitive merger agreement.[24] The $5 billion US sale added The Wall Street Journal to Rupert Murdoch's news empire, which already included the Fox News Channel, the Fox Financial Network and London's The Times, and within New York, the New York Post, along with Fox flagship station WNYW (Channel 5) and MyNetworkTV flagship WWOR (Channel 9).

    - based on information found in the NY Times and

    Damn scary!