A Graphic History of Newspaper Circulation Over the Last Two Decades

One would think the owners of the newspapers would get a clue that people do not want to waste their time and money reading fabricated material written by Liberal reporters who only want to spout their own agenda. If people wanted fiction, they would read fiction.

Posted by Cilla Mitchell, Galveston Texas at October 30, 2009 5:38 AM

Good news!

Posted by rab at October 30, 2009 5:44 AM

The ALA estimates there are 122,356 in the U.S. As libraries are essentially told what to carry by the ALA, you can subtract that number right off the top of any circulation number.

Posted by Eman at October 30, 2009 6:23 AM

The newspaper companies aren't influenced by the circulation numbers because liberalism is a religious pursuit. Would a Christian or Jew lose their faith because fewer people showed up in church or synagogue? They got into the current mess because they are incapable of letting reality intrude upon their belief. They will ride this all the way to the ground and then use their failure as proof we are the problem.

Posted by Scott M at October 30, 2009 6:33 AM

No news is fit to print.

Posted by Robert at October 30, 2009 8:53 AM

I subscibed to the WSJ for years; it's best days were in the eighties under Robert Bartley. The news section got completely away from the editorial pages over time, and is now considered the third most liberal news section in the country. It is so obnoxious that I dumped the paper. Journalists are not the most solid people, and it is other journalist that they drink with. Even the editors now are country-club open borders RINOS.
They'll be next.

Posted by james wilson at October 30, 2009 9:12 AM

A fellow moonbat-hating patriot with some extra money hit on this idea to improve America: she offers her friends double their money back if they will cancel an existing subscription to any of the Obama-fellating papers or magazines. She believes her money does maximum damage this way, and I think she's really on to something. She always offers a list of internet news sources or a free WSJ starter subscription, and she's made converts and hurt the enemy plenty.

It's been decades since I paid for the tripe printed by America-hating louts, but I do my bit by asking each and every business I visit to get rid of the trash littering their waiting rooms. Sometimes they just need an excuse from one customer to do what they want to do anyway, as most businesses instinctively understand where their bread is not being buttered!

Posted by Askmom at October 30, 2009 9:17 AM

The Chicago Tribune once had a reputation for conservatism. Being neither a subscriber nor a regular reader I'm not aware if the Sam Zell takeover changed the editorial direction of the paper, but it's certainly no longer worth reading. I'd love to see their circulation superimposed on this chart. Moreover, I'd like to think their chapter 11 turns into a chapter 7.

Posted by Son_of_Liberty99 at October 31, 2009 4:19 AM

Even though today's newspapers are unworthy, they will no doubt receive a bailout. It's disgusting.

Posted by Thalpy at October 31, 2009 5:09 AM