This Explains a Lot

From the only reliable source of news on the net, the Onion.  Does any one still read Time or US News and World Report?  (I know no one reads Newsweek which was recently sold for a dollar.)  In the days of the Internet who wants to pay for outdated news and Beltway opinions?  I think they only survive as ornaments in the offices of Doctors and Dentists.

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11 Responses to This Explains a Lot

  1. Jac-o says:

    At least they will still publish the childrens version. CCD teachers will still have somewhere to go to learn about the teachings of the church.

  2. I think the only magazine that continues to do well is the Economist.

  3. Tito Edwards says:

    The Economist used to be the only magazine I ever paid for, but even they are beginning to be more liberal and less conservative by the issue.

  4. Pinky says:

    Okay, *that* is good satire.

  5. restrainedradical says:

    Current issues of the Economist are available for free online so I’m assuming they’re doing well because they appeal to older readers who like to read from paper, travelers who have to read without internet access, and snobs who like to display the Economist on their coffee tables.

    The Economist is proudly socially liberal though they don’t look favorably on Roe v. Wade. On economic issues they’ve been libertarian until this most recent economic crisis. They seem more keen on accepting government interventions now.

  6. Pauli says:

    That’s really funny. Time’s coverage of the oil spill was astoundingly bad.

  7. Pauli says:

    Donald, you have to read this. Let me know what you think.

  8. Elaine Krewer says:

    “I think they only survive as ornaments in the offices of Doctors and Dentists.”

    And in the waiting areas of the hair salon and the car repair/oil change shop I frequent (along with Sports Illustrated and People).

  9. Donald R. McClarey says:

    Illustrating absurdity by being absurd can be useful as a teaching technique Pauli, but it helps if the people to whom the message is being sent have a sense of humor, something I have normally found to be in short supply on the port side of the political spectrum.

  10. HA says:

    Ordinarily, I could hardly care less how far away from Ground Zero a Moslem shrine is situated (because frankly, I’m not thrilled at having one built anywhere), but given Time’s annoyingly relentless advocacy on the project’s behalf, it *has* to be a terrible idea, Q.E.D.

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