Tuesday, May 17, 2005


Today's Lesson: Be Liberal, Gain Readership!

Of the nation's twenty biggest daily papers, all but four have suffered circulation losses -- some that were fairly dramatic -- of late. But one paper has managed, despite (or perhaps because of) constant attacks by the right-wing (including filthy-rich conservabloggers whose even richer banker bosses cut off their bank's ads to the paper) to not only hold the line, but actually make some modest gains that turned out to be the biggest gains of any of the top twenty dailies. The paper? Why, the Minneapolis StarTribune. Yessir, the most famously liberal daily paper in America, and the one whose editorial staff has got more, not less, ferociously liberal over the past few years after its ownership changed. The lesson: Be liberal, gain readership!

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