Friday, November 4, 2011

Time for some newspaper humor


In the response to Political Newspaper Endorsements: History and Outcome by Micah Cohen on Nate Silver's FiveThirtyEight Blog at the New York Times, I decided to be a bit silly.
@14 Paul in Minneapolis: "newspapers correlate to the politics of their readership." Looks like it's time to post the U.S. version of "who reads the papers" from "Yes, Prime Minister."

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

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

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

USA Today is also read by people who think they ought to run the country, but like their information in colorful charts and can't do the New York Times crossword puzzles.

The Los Angeles Times is read by people who wouldn't mind running the real country, but they're too busy running the fantasy version of it and wouldn't want to leave Los Angeles anyway.

The Miami Herald is read by people who run another country, but want to live in the U.S.

The San Francisco Chronicle is read by people who are opposed to whoever is running the country.

The National Enquirer is read by people stuck in line at the supermarket. They don't care who's running the country, as long as they do something scandalous.
That comment got 6 recommends. Maybe I actually am funny sometimes.


  1. You might want to add Jim Kunstler's tastelessly titled Clusterfuck Nation to your blog list.

    1. I read it every week already. I just need to make a blogroll here.