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wickowick
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Obama Economy Hits Media: NYT and Time announce major layoffs


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As many as 700 -- almost ten-percent of the overall staff -- are on the chopping block at Time Magazine. According to New York Magazine, a whole herd of top-level sacred cows at the New York Times will be given the non-choice of a buyout or a forced layoff within the next few weeks.

And in both cases, it's due to "rapidly declining advertising revenue."


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But that's their choice; it's a free country, right? And while I don't wish anyone long-term unemployment in Obama's jobs-barren economy, that doesn't mean the karma of the situation isn’t worth noting. The problem old media is facing with "rapidly declining advertising revenue" isn't only due to the fact that they "suck." It also has to do with the job performance of a failed president they went all-in on to elect and re-elect.







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Queen
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re: Obama Economy Hits Media: NYT and Time announce major layoffs


Not that layoffs have nothing to do with the economy...

But media has been a volatile industry for a while now. Reporters at traditional papers who have not embraced online have been on the chopping block for a long time.






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heehaw
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re: Obama Economy Hits Media: NYT and Time announce major layoffs


Probably has more to do with newspapers/magazines becoming obsolete. They cant compete with the Internet.





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Jbird
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re: Obama Economy Hits Media: NYT and Time announce major layoffs


Could it be that both these rags are horrible hack operations?





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SM6
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re: Obama Economy Hits Media: NYT and Time announce major layoffs


Explain how the layoffs in this instance directly correlates to Obama





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FightinTigersDammit
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re: Obama Economy Hits Media: NYT and Time announce major layoffs


Didn't Time just name him 'Man of the Year'?





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wickowick
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re: Obama Economy Hits Media: NYT and Time announce major layoffs


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Explain how the layoffs in this instance directly correlates to Obama


I don't read NYT or Time because I feel they are very left leaning and promote an agenda for Obama. I bet many others feel the same. This causes less subscriptions and sales. Less sales causes a reduction in ad revenue. Less revenue leads to layoffs...







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TOPAL
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re: Obama Economy Hits Media: NYT and Time announce major layoffs


Yea, I wouldn't wipe my arse with those Liberal circle jerk publications.





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Alahunter
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re: Obama Economy Hits Media: NYT and Time announce major layoffs


Never read the nyt, but did quit reading time a while back because of the slant.





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Rohan2Reed
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re: Obama Economy Hits Media: NYT and Time announce major layoffs


God this is fricking stupid. Yeah, Obama is the reason for newspapers having to scale back. He started the ball rolling on this 15 years ago by inventing new media.

Give me a break. But hey, he's the newest easy target for fricking morons who don't know shite about the world outside of the right-slanted nonsense they are fed.






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Alahunter
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re: Obama Economy Hits Media: NYT and Time announce major layoffs


Not wanting to read slant from the left doesn't automatically mean someone is far right.





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Rohan2Reed
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re: Obama Economy Hits Media: NYT and Time announce major layoffs


Never having read the NY Times and still calling it left-slanted liberal rag DOES give me the right to call someone a fricking moron.





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