Friday, February 10, 2012

Who Reads What And Why

The Wall Street Journal is read by people who run the country.

The New York Times is read by people who think they run the country.

The Washington Post is read by people who think they should run the country.

USA Today is read by people who think they ought to run the country but don't really understand the Washington Post. They do, however, like their smog statistics shown in pie charts.

The Los Angeles Times is read by people who wouldn't mind running the country, if they could spare the time and if they didn't have to leave L.A. to do it.

The Boston Globe is read by people whose parents used to run the country and they did a far superior job of it, thank you very much.

The New York Daily News is read by people who aren't too sure who's running the country, and don't really care as long as they can get a seat on the train.

The New York Post is read by people who don't care who's running the country either, as long as they do something really scandalous, preferably while intoxicated.

The San Francisco Chronicle is read by people who aren't sure there is a country, or that anyone is running it; but whoever it is, they oppose all that they stand for. There are occasional exceptions if the leader are handicapped minority feministic atheist dwarfs, who also happen to be illegal aliens from ANY country or galaxy as long as they are Democrats.

The Miami Herald is read by people who are running another country, but need the baseball scores.

And what do I read boys and girls? I read anything that I can get my hands, especially at dinner time.


  1. what I can say from this is, I sure don't run the country.

  2. We could do with a British version of this! I read the Guardian, The Times, The Telegraph and the Observer.

  3. ...they're really kinda neat...

    loved! loved! loved! this post!

  4. We think too much alike on this one...

  5. Bearman: That's about the only thing I really enjoy about USA Today---color!!! Graphs, charts, all kinds of nifty things.

    Charles: Ahh! Just think of what kind leader you'll be because you don't read these particular newpapers.

    Joe: I'm assuming that those papers are like what I'd listed here, eh?

    That could be a scary thought indeed. :D

    Bruce: thankee, thankee. :D

    Rick: Kewl!

    Sad to say, I've read all these listed except the Chronicle at one point or another.

  6. Bwahahaha! I've seen different incarnations of this over the years - funnier to me than some, I suppose, having been a reporter and having to deal with the odd assortment of readers. I'd add: "local and regional papers: read by people who don't want to pay for anything, constantly tell you that you're doing things wrong, and why is their paper late?"

  7. M: Perfecto!

    Actuall, this e-mail dates back to 2001, but its still relevant some 11 years later.

  8. classic repost...and still pretty accurate.

    Od course, we are missing

    "Those who read the internet news; those who think they are smarter than those running the country and think anyone not readint it not only should not be running the country, they should not be in the country at all in the first place. And will you please take down those annoying ads from my free internet news?

  9. That's a pithy analysis! Let's see if I can do a quick Canadian one.

    The National Post and the The Globe and Mail are read by my mother, obsessively, to the point where she still has back issues from September (that was a busy month) stacked on her kitchen table.

    The Star is hated by my step-father, as it is very left and he is very right and feels strongly that all lefties should be lined up and shot.

    The Sun is not read by anyone I know and shouldn't be, because it's trashy.

  10. S.R.: Nice to see that different idealogies are the same no matter what country you're in.

    For what it's worth, most of the major daily newspapers in my home state are very bent out of the shape to the left.

    Which makes it very hard to get a balanced viewpoint on things...unless you go to the web and read the various local websites that tell both sides of an issue, often better and more thorough than the main dailes.

  11. Hahaha!! Love this! :) I used to read the Austin American-Statesman back in Texas, but eventually cancelled my subscription because it was remarkably similar to the San Francisco Chronicle... :)

  12. Lisa: At one point, we had a very large corporation own about 50+ weeklies and about a half dozen dailies, and believe it or not, almost to a T, the editoral bent was the same: left of center.

  13. :) This was a funny analysis. We have had a recent ad-wars between two newspapers. The Hindu and Times Of India. That was epic, one claimed intellectuals read them, the other claimed high class people read them ;)

  14. Chintan: Thanks.

    I think it's pretty much the same no matter where you live.

    I'm curious though, is there a difference between intellectuals and high-class people? Aren't they one in the same?


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