Traditional newspapers — from their ownership to editorial boards — are notoriously liberal. This is no secret. As a matter of fact, about two-thirds of all mainstream newspapers have endorsed Barack Obama.
The newspaper industry is also in the throes of a huge circulation decline. Their business is dying. This is due in part to a “new media” that they fail to understand and can only stare at in confused amazement with their heads cocked to the side like golden retrievers listening to a Steven Hawking lecture, and in part because they possess the business acumen and human nature awareness of, well, liberals.
The San Francisco Chronicle and the Miami Herald, to name only two, have seen declines in circulation of 7% and 11.8% respectively. Both endorsed Obama.
There are a few exceptions, but in general, an industry that embraces, promotes and practices antiquated and historically discredited liberal policies are watching their industry go down the toilet. Anybody who believes this to be merely a coincidence is not only fooling him or herself, but probably also sits on the editorial board of The New York Times.
That they are trying to convince the rest of the country to follow suit would be laughable if they weren’t so damn serious about it.