Boston Globe RIP

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    Boston Globe RIP

    How ironic. A paper that consistently supports Unions, will now have to get tens of millions of dollars in union concessions or be shut down by the parent company, the NY times.

    Ain't it a bieatch.
     
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    Anyone notice the Globe.com article that was on this morning talking about the Globe's "unfortunate" situation is gone?  Maybe because NONE of the comments I saw were pro-Globe.  All of them were saying "bye-bye won't miss ya!"
     
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    That's funny! I didn't see it.

    Negotiations with the union should be fun for the globe. 28 days and counting til they pull the plug.
     
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    Union busting from the New York Times at the Boston Globe.

    God thats DELICIOUS!!!!!!!

    You can hear the laughter from Herald Sq to Morrisey Blvd
     
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    My parrot reserves his best dumps for when I line his birdcage with my neighbor's Globe. 

     
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    The price increase is the sinker that takes them down.  Unless of course the NYT gets some bail-out $ for fellating Obama during the campaign.

    I think it's a scream that the unions are getting it in the shorts right now, UAW, NEA, all the biggies are going down.  Once one caves, the rest will have to suck it up.

    Unions have a place in this world, just a lot of them have gotten too big, even the Dems are looking at them and saying, "we pay how much for that?" 
     
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    If liberals are always right, if Obama was a mandate and if the Globe is so great....can someone please explain to me why the Wall Street Journal is GAINING subscribers???  While you are at it....explain why FOXNews crushes MSNBC and CNN in the ratings.  We haven't even mentioned conservative talk radio versus the failed experiment that was liberal talk radio.

    It seems as though, where the rubber hits the road.....liberal just doesn't sell. 

    If the Globe gave up their liberal agenda and focused on simply delivering the news and offering opinion from both sides of issues....they might have a chance.  There's plenty of evidence to support my claim.

     
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    [QUOTE]If liberals are always right, if Obama was a mandate and if the Globe is so great....can someone please explain to me why the Wall Street Journal is GAINING subscribers???  While you are at it....explain why FOXNews crushes MSNBC and CNN in the ratings.  We haven't even mentioned conservative talk radio versus the failed experiment that was liberal talk radio. It seems as though, where the rubber hits the road.....liberal just doesn't sell.  If the Globe gave up their liberal agenda and focused on simply delivering the news and offering opinion from both sides of issues....they might have a chance.  There's plenty of evidence to support my claim.
    Posted by macnh1[/QUOTE]


    people watch foxnews for the same reasons they rubber neck at accidents on the highway. we all like a good train wreck, even if we won't admit it. the wsj is a damned fine newspaper, and i would chcalk most of the local paper problems to the Metro. we live i nthe age of convenience and nothings more convenient than the '20-minute Metro'
     
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    [QUOTE]people watch foxnews for the same reasons they rubber neck at accidents on the highway. we all like a good train wreck, even if we won't admit it. the wsj is a damned fine newspaper, and i would chcalk most of the local paper problems to the Metro. we live i nthe age of convenience and nothings more convenient than the '20-minute Metro'
    Posted by scauma82[/QUOTE]

    Scauma,

    You are saying the Metro took down the Globe???  Huh??  Yes, FoxNews, Rush, Severin, Wall Street Journal and ALL of the other conservative talk shows and news media outlets that are making tons of money and being successful are simply doing so because they are so BAD.  That makes sense.  The car wreck theory works for a week or two not long term.

    The fact is that this country has no real use for the liberal news media and their agenda.
     
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    In fact, the WSJ, unlike most news organizations, charges $ to access their website. Based on the belief that if the writing/reporting is good enough, people will pay for it.

    And at the same time implying that 99.9% of the news available on the internet is crud.
     
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    [QUOTE]Scauma, You are saying the Metro took down the Globe???  Huh??  Yes, FoxNews, Rush, Severin, Wall Street Journal and ALL of the other conservative talk shows and news media outlets that are making tons of money and being successful are simply doing so because they are so BAD.  That makes sense.  The car wreck theory works for a week or two not long term. The fact is that this country has no real use for the liberal news media and their agenda.
    Posted by macnh1[/QUOTE]

    the metro didn't doom the globe per se, as i believe they're owned by the same company. but the metro is most certainly responsible for the decline in week day readership. evidenced by the sustained use of the sunday paper, when the metro isn't available.
     
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    [QUOTE]In fact, the WSJ, unlike most news organizations, charges $ to access their website. Based on the belief that if the writing/reporting is good enough, people will pay for it. And at the same time implying that 99.9% of the news available on the internet is crud.
    Posted by 7x4[/QUOTE]

    Bingo.  In fact, that statement might also be fairly applied to print media.

    However, I'd be curious to see how many of those 'net subscribers are also print subscribers; plus, how much is the WSJ making off of those subscriptions?
     
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    [QUOTE]Bingo.  In fact, that statement might also be fairly applied to print media. However, I'd be curious to see how many of those 'net subscribers are also print subscribers; plus, how much is the WSJ making off of those subscriptions?
    Posted by Mattyhorn[/QUOTE]

    The WSJ chargers separate fees for print and online. 

    I think their web subscription is about $70/year.  Not sure if that's a discounted rate for print subscribers.  
     
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    It's the same shadenfruede I felt when I found out that Harvard lost over eight billion of their endowment.


    [QUOTE]How ironic. A paper that consistently supports Unions, will now have to get tens of millions of dollars in union concessions or be shut down by the parent company, the NY times. Ain't it a bieatch.
    Posted by 7x4[/QUOTE]
     
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    [QUOTE]If liberals are always right, if Obama was a mandate and if the Globe is so great....can someone please explain to me why the Wall Street Journal is GAINING subscribers???  While you are at it....explain why FOXNews crushes MSNBC and CNN in the ratings.  We haven't even mentioned conservative talk radio versus the failed experiment that was liberal talk radio. It seems as though, where the rubber hits the road.....liberal just doesn't sell.  If the Globe gave up their liberal agenda and focused on simply delivering the news and offering opinion from both sides of issues....they might have a chance.  There's plenty of evidence to support my claim.
    Posted by macnh1[/QUOTE]


    You think the way you do because you are watching and reading right wing news.  If the country thought like you do, the election would not have had the result it did.  ALL newspapers are in trouble, because of the internet, you all sound so foolish saying it is because the Globe is liberal. 

    Has it ever ocurred to you that you don't represent most Americans.  The tea parties had what, 300,000 total?  Out of a country of over 300 million, that is absolutely nothing.  And from the signs I saw, most of those people just can't accept the outcome of the election.
     
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    [QUOTE]You think the way you do because you are watching and reading right wing news.  If the country thought like you do, the election would not have had the result it did.  ALL newspapers are in trouble, because of the internet, you all sound so foolish saying it is because the Globe is liberal.  Has it ever ocurred to you that you don't represent most Americans.  The tea parties had what, 300,000 total?  Out of a country of over 300 million, that is absolutely nothing.  And from the signs I saw, most of those people just can't accept the outcome of the election.
    Posted by aynrand3[/QUOTE]

    and that sentiment is coming from someone with a no "W" bumper sticker, below their 01.20.09 bumper sticker.....
     
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    ...and the worst circulation drop of a major U.S. print daily?

    21% - The New York Post - hardly a bastion of "liberalism".

    (kind of takes the sheen off of the WSJ's 0.6% circulation increase, don't it...?)

     
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    you all sound so foolish saying it is because the Globe is liberal. 
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    No, whats more fun is the liberal NY Times union busting the Globe or else.
     
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    [QUOTE]and that sentiment is coming from someone with a no "W" bumper sticker, below their 01.20.09 bumper sticker.....
    Posted by massmoderateJoe[/QUOTE]



    No bumper sticker, but if I did put one on it would have been The Dixie Chicks Were Right.

     
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    [QUOTE]You think the way you do because you are watching and reading right wing news.  If the country thought like you do, the election would not have had the result it did.  ALL newspapers are in trouble, because of the internet, you all sound so foolish saying it is because the Globe is liberal.  Has it ever ocurred to you that you don't represent most Americans.  The tea parties had what, 300,000 total?  Out of a country of over 300 million, that is absolutely nothing.  And from the signs I saw, most of those people just can't accept the outcome of the election.
    Posted by aynrand3[/QUOTE]

    The last election was something like a 51% / 49% split.  That implies that there are about 50,000,000 people who think "like us".

    ps. if you don't vote, you don't count for much.  so your 300 million # is meaningless.
     
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    [QUOTE]people watch foxnews for the same reasons they rubber neck at accidents on the highway. we all like a good train wreck, even if we won't admit it. the wsj is a damned fine newspaper, and i would chcalk most of the local paper problems to the Metro. we live i nthe age of convenience and nothings more convenient than the '20-minute Metro'
    Posted by scauma82[/QUOTE]

    agreed - let's face it, the Herald is probably hurting too, but not as bad because people dig the tabloid thing so much.  Having a free paper like the Metro available simply alleviates the need to pay.  Conservatives may love the shaudenfruede of watching a liberal institution collapse, but it has less to do with the fact that it's liberal and more to do with the fact that it costs too much, takes too long to read and doesn't have the pithy attention-grabbing headlines of the Herald to help it sell to commuters 
     
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    [QUOTE]No bumper sticker, but if I did put one on it would have been The Dixie Chicks Were Right.
    Posted by aynrand3[/QUOTE]

    I can't believe that there wasn't some type of anti-Bush bumper sticker on the back of your Subaru.

    It appears we are one day from the Globe melt-down, are they going to get TARP money? ...or is the Mass delgation going to switch to a threat mode to tax any NYT taxes at 95% fund the Globe operations?
     
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    Have you seen Kerry and Kennedy pushing to keep the globe open?

    No conflict of interest there!  Not that the globe ever said a disparaging word about either of them...  But the globe would be forever in their pockets.
     
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    [QUOTE]people watch foxnews for the same reasons they rubber neck at accidents on the highway. we all like a good train wreck, even if we won't admit it. the wsj is a damned fine newspaper, and i would chcalk most of the local paper problems to the Metro. we live i nthe age of convenience and nothings more convenient than the '20-minute Metro'
    Posted by scauma82[/QUOTE]

    Funny how the center with Fox News is treated like right-wing when put beside the grossly liberal main stream media and the only ones watching are moronic rubber-neckers that can be dismissed.

    Fact of the matter is the left wing media like the Globe cannot survive in the age of fair reporting outlets like Fox News, NewsBusters. They are just too biased to see it and to change.
     
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    Completely agree on the media ratings!

    No Hope in Socialism.
    I'll Keep My Money, You Can keep the CHANGE.
    Honk If You Will Pay My Mortgage...
    Depend on GOD, not GOV.
     

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