While it easy to blame others for our failures, to say the Internet is to blame for the demise of the liberally socialist newspapers mentioned in this story is only partly accurate. The main reason for their failure is due to the fact most people don't want to read their liberally biased and slanted views and opinions. Even the St. Louis Post-Disgrace, which has no competition, is barely surviving. And this is in a town where a huge percentage of people are Democrats. What that says is they have nothing to offer and people are tired of the same old message.
They need to get a clue and offer something people want. A perfect example: these papers try to charge anywhere from $1,000 to $2,000 dollars for a four-sentence employment ad when internet sites charge $150. They also might want to consider conservative journalists, since they write what people want to read.
Apr 14 2009 - 8:21am