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Miles
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Icon 1 posted March 02, 2002 08:32      Profile for Miles   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
As heard on National Public Radio's Car Talk:

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Who Reads What and Why

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

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

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

4. 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.

5. 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.

6. 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.

7. 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.

8. 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.

9. 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 leaders are handicapped minority feministic atheist dwarfs, who also happen to be illegal aliens from ANY country or galaxy as long as they are democrats.

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

11. The National Enquirer is read by people trapped in line at the grocery store.

Richard E.



Sure, it's cut-n-paste, but I did add all those handy links, eh? FWIW, I'm partial to the New York Times and the ONION.


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ZorroTheFox
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I read the Seattle times, it has the best comics............Z
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I read the Wash. Post., and I think i should run the country, so yeah, probably right.

At least I used to. Now I just read whatever links get posted at me.

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I like USA Today, it has lot of interest story. Plus, I like pie.
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Most of my news I get from TV while getting dressed in the morning (Fox News for national news, and the local NBC affiliate for local news, weather, and traffic). Then I read the AFIS Current News Early Bird (or just "The Early Bird"), which is a compilation of newspaper articles relating to national security and DoD issues from several sources: Washington Post, Washington Times, New York Times, LA Times, Manila Times, London Daily Telegraph, etc. Used to be cut-and-pasted the old-fashioned way (scissors and glue) and then faxed out. Then they started scanning in the cut-and-pasted copies into PDF format and made it available online. A year or two ago, they switched to html-only.

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I am one of the few WSJ readers. I tend to pick it up on the web though at http://www.wsj.com This is a great newspaper for any Business geek to read.
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quote:
Originally posted by ZorroTheFox:
I read the Seattle times, it has the best comics............Z

Tell me about it. My family gets the PI. Befoer I left home I lived for the Sunday paper when I could read The Peanuts.

I read the news on the net.

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What about people that read The Onion and The Register? (Though I am upset that the "Biting the Hand that Feeds IT" has been replaced with "In Association with Intel.")

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ZorroTheFox
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quote:
Originally posted by Xanthine:
Tell me about it. My family gets the PI. Befoer I left home I lived for the Sunday paper when I could read The Peanuts.

I read the news on the net.


A lot of the good comics are available on the net now. The ones I cant find in the Times or the PI are easily found, though they are not always updated daily >;o).....Z


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quote:
Originally posted by SupportGoddess:
What about people that read The Onion and The Register?

We're the people who actually run the country, but are never given praise or aknowledgement for our efforts. And most of us don't mind, so long as they let us play with the cool toys while we're underappreciated

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The local one is The Gazzette Fasci-Graph.. I mean, ah, Gazzette Telegraph. I read the Denver Post, though.
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For anyone else that was as disappointed as I was, The Register's vulture logo is back! It's a happy day.

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I know the idea has been suggested by movies (a la "Revenge of the Nerds"), but we could show the world that we do rule the world (by shutting it down) and maybe the sex crazed interns will begin setting their goals on getting into our pants instead of our elected officals.
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