Submitted By Todd on January 28th at 5:40pm
The New York Times Co. said Wednesday that ad revenue at its news media properties dropped 15.8 percent in December as the recession weighed on what is usually a lucrative holiday season.Why is that good news for the Times, you innocently ask?
December's reduction from a year earlier wasn't as steep as the 17.2 percent drop in October and 21.8 percent in November.Nevertheless, things aren't going well in the world of the tree killing, global warming promoting media.
For the quarter, total ad revenue at the company fell 17.6 percent, with an 18.4 percent loss in the news media unit alone.What's amazing is that the big, liberal, failing media has so little ability to adjust it's product to make newspapers into something people would be interested in reading again. Perhaps they could learn something from Democrats in Congress, who are doing a wonderful job of making Rush Limbaugh more popular.
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has launched an online petition for readers to express their outrage at conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh for saying last week that he wanted President Barack Obama to fail.Why isn't the Rush petition on the front page of the Times? That would sell some papers. This has my entrepreneurial juices are really flowing - Here's another idea for the liberal media. Work harder with Congress in its desire to get more young people having sex, and you might be able to skim some of the economic bailout money.
The House Democrats' bill includes $335 million for sexually transmitted disease education and prevention programs at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the DRUDGE REPORT has learned.Perhaps that would stimulate some growth in the Times' P&L statement.
In the past, the CDC has used STD education funding for programs that many Members of Congress find objectionable and arguably unrelated to a mission of economic stimulus [such as funding events called 'Booty Call' and 'Great Sex' put on by an organization that received $698,000 in government funds.]Sounds like good stuff for the Paper of Record - right up their alley, as a matter of fact.
"Whether this funding has merit is not the question; the point is it has no business in an economic plan supposedly focused on job creation," says a stimulated Hill source.More bad logic. See, the Stimulus Package represents a major screwing of the American people. Getting screwed by a perpertrator as scummy as the U.S. Congress would rightfully have voters concerned about STD's. What Goes Around, Comes Around.