Thursday, December 10, 2009

Death of a Newspaper

Eric Boehlert's take on the fall of the far right Moonie newsletter the Washington Times, as spotted at Crooks and Liars:
At this time of reflection, it's worth pondering two rather astonishing facets about the Times and its bizarre life and looming death. The first is the deep irony of how the Times, a clarion voice of partisan right-wing values, was run as a charity for nearly three decades and whose business model made a mockery of the free-marketplace system supposedly cherished by conservatives. The second is the even deeper irony of how the Times was owned by a delusional prophet whose apocalyptic visions made an even bigger mockery of the Christian values supposedly cherished by conservative activists.
Just for giggles, substitute the words 'The National Post' for 'the Times' in that quote...

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