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NYT Dumps Union & US Mag's New Quarterly

US Magazine (you know the one) just announced it will be launching a new quarterly magazine. The excitement in the air surrounding the announcement is simply palpable. The new quarterly publication is, according to press releases, intended to honor the spirit of the 'Fairness Doctrine' and be dedicated to conservative American culture, and US is tentatively calling the publication THEM.

Well, OK, so maybe not. It is planned to cover more pressing topics still under-served by the periodical industry: Fashion. Scuttlebutt has it that Sarah Palin's hair on the recent US cover gave them the idea. The Wall Street Journal has the story.

Rather than retrench and ride out the magazine industry's current slump, US Weekly's publisher, Jann Wenner is pushing ahead with a plan to expand the franchise. Next spring, his Wenner Media LLC plans to introduce a fashion quarterly designed to give readers a guide to dressing and primping like the celebrities who appear in the magazine's weekly pages.

How unique.

Meanwhile, in other news in the unoriginal publications arena, the New York Times is shutting down its unionized distribution unit and shed itself of 550 workers and their union-negotiated salaries. The Times is seeking to claw out of the red and into the black in order to survive.

Readers should anxiously await the next New York Times editorial that addresses the economy, workers, and unions in America. And whatever will former Clinton administration Secretary of Labor Robert Reichhhhhh write in his next OpEd? Hmmmmm...


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The Times is seek... (Below threshold)
Clay:

The Times is seeking to claw out of the red and into the black in order to survive.

They better have an earthmover and several backhoes. They're gonna need it, considering how deep in the red they are.

Then again, I hope they address the problem the way have to this point: By adding more dirt.

That's a funeral I won't miss for the world.

Ooops. Should be: Then a... (Below threshold)
Clay:

Ooops. Should be: Then again, I hope they address the problem the way they have to this point.

The NYSlimes show a typical... (Below threshold)
Scrapiron:

The NYSlimes show a typical democrat reaction. We want the Union money and votes but keep them away from my business. I'm not paying more than $5.50 per hour and the workers have to kickback part of that. The only people making money in the Unions today are the union leaders and the politicians they shovel the workers money to. Soon the union members will have no vote in matters (unless they want to face down the union leaders thugs and get their families killed) thanks to the democrats in congress doing the 'union leaders' bidding.

"The Times is seeking to cl... (Below threshold)
retired military:

"The Times is seeking to claw out of the red and into the black in order to survive.
"

Maybe they should try reporting umm the truth and more folks might read them.

I know it wont happen but just a thought.

Wenner Media L... (Below threshold)
Wenner Media LLC plans to introduce a fashion quarterly designed to give readers a guide to dressing and primping like the celebrities who appear in the magazine's weekly pages.

How unique.

That made me laugh. I guess brevity really is the soul of wit. BUWAHAHAHA
As one of "Them", watching "Oui we weekly" dissipate into the ether will be a pleasure.

...a guide to dressing a... (Below threshold)

...a guide to dressing and primping like the celebrities..."

Who's their first subject? Britney Spears?

What to NOT wear




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