Saturday, August 3, 2013


BOSTON GLOBE DIES A SLOW AND PAINFUL DEATH

The Boston Globe serves not only Boston, but a large part of all of New England. The NYT just sold it for $70 million in cash, after paying $1.1 billion for it in 1993. They remain liable for some $100 million in pensions.

We are talking a service area with some of the best universities in the world.  The Boston Globe in that environment can not find a readership.

Poll after poll shows journalists are not  trustworthy.  They pick and choose stories based on access to politicians.  Senator Leahy, of Vermont, is as corrupt as they come.  The people who know the truth are silenced by the Boston Globe. He is off limits.  His back door deal making concerning judicial appointments is legendary - but not newsworthy.

The Boston Globe spent decades running cover for the Boston Diocese and their boy molesting priests.  As family after family was  turned away, the families educated their friends and families about the truth when it comes to the Boston Globe.  People stopped reading.

By 1993, cites were losing newspapers in large numbers.  The two paper towns were dying a slow painful death.  Somehow the sharp editors of the NYT did not see this coming and paid $1.1 billion for the Boston Globe.

Newspaper editors live in caves far away from reality.  This is sad because without the Fourth Estate, our democracy is in great peril.

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