Friday, August 24, 2007

Demographics of Some American Newspapers

This came to me in an email from a friend...

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

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

3. The New York Times is read by people who think they should run the country and who are very good at crossword puzzles.

4. USA Today is read by people who think they ought to run the country, but don't really understand The New York Times. They do, however, like their statistics shown in pie charts.

5. The Los Angeles Times is read by people who wouldn't mind running the country -- if they could find the time -- and if they didn't have to leave Southern California to do it.

6. The Boston Globe is read by people whose parents used to run the country and 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 as long as they do something really scandalous, preferably while intoxicated.

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

10. The San Francisco Chronicle is read by people who aren't sure there is a country . . or that anyone is running it; but if so, they oppose all that they stand for. There are occasional exceptions if the leaders are handicapped minority feminist atheist dwarfs who also happens to be illegal aliens from any other country or galaxy, provided of course, that they are not Republicans.

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

12. The Oregonian is read by people who have recently caught a fish and need something in which to wrap it.

25 comments:

A Army Of (Cl)One said...

The Sacramento Bee is read by people who think they can figure out who is running California, if they could only reconcile the view of the two Dans (weintriub and walter)

OK that a was a little inside and for the scatown crowd.

Good to see you again, hello from Michelle

BreadBox said...

I always like this one:-) My only wish is that some paper here in the US would pick up cryptic crossword puzzles (as they have in Britain, Canada, Australia...) Then I'd read a paper again!

Michele sent me, since you popped in!
N.

barbie2be said...

hehehehe...

michele sent me.

shoeaddict said...

That was cute! I read The Advocate (Baton Rouge) on Sunday and on occasion, the Times-Piccyoune (sp?) (New Orleans). Louisiana, as everyone knows, has a government filled with crooks.

Carmi said...

This gave me a great chuckle, Mike. It's only funny because there's a modicum of truth in each of these statements.

Michele says so, too. I wonder what she'd have to say about the Globe & Mail, the National Post and the Toronto Star. Hmm...

flleenie said...

When reading this, I can actually picture the senarios described. There is some truth in every one of the statements.

Sarch said...

Never seen this one before....classic :)

'B' said...

Wow, what an interesting list... I wonder what our local papers would be like in comparision???

Here from Michele's this afternoon!!!

November Rain said...

LOL esp the National inquirer...
Thanks for coming to my blogs...
to answer your question

Is based on someone you know?
Donna is based on Me, my cousins and friends and a lot of women wrapped up. I took a lot events that either I went through or saw someone going through and I created a character to go through all the hardships a girl/woman can go through. Abuse, heartache, etc...

Sarch said...

Hi again Michael...pop over to my blog if you get a notion. I would be very interested in your take on my question.

mckay said...

would you hate me if i said i haven't bought a paper in years? i love reading the cast offs at starbucks and in the lunchroom at work.

here just because.

Belizegial said...

Mike,

I am getting caught up as my connection at home is iffy at best. At work, there is too much work to do much else.

The hurricane came and went and some of my fellow belizeans (those from the North) have been left a lot bruised by the wind gusts of 100 mph or more.

I am putting together a post hurricane report for my blog shortly. Thanks for your kind words and thoughts.

Enid

The Turmanators said...

I will add to the list that the Eastern Shore News is read my people who want to know who died, and who need something to cover their table for picking crabs.

GLad to be sent again by Michele.

MissMeliss said...

These "demographics" always make me grin.

Thanks for visiting my blog.

Dara said...

Ha - I've seen that e-mail too. I live in a town with a twice-weekly newspaper that takes itself very seriously. So I read the Washington Post online and the NYTimes on the weekend (and daily whenever I'm eligible for the 10 week discount special they run). Stopped by from Michele's.

rashbre said...

Very funny. As I was reading down it, I wondered if it would get to the National Enquirer and similar!

The Zombieslayer said...

Love it! Especially the SF Chronicle, which does excellent movie reviews. Funny thing is, it's not that far off.

Lacey said...

The Colfax Record is read by Bay Area retirees and grandparents with children on the honor roll twice a year. ;) (Well, plus, everyone reads the Sports pages!)

Michele said...

The Colfax Record will one day be read by future journalist students, who will research back issues, to see the early work of columnist and writer Michael Althouse.

Yes, you can quote me on that...

Bob-kat said...

Being fromn the UK I get it but I'm not 'in the know' so to speak. I imagine this could easily be done with the UK papers though!

Sarch said...

Michael I need your help again...come see me when you get a chance :)

Karen said...

Very interesting! I wonder what they'd say about the Milwaukee paper?! Well, I'll say hi to you from Wisconsin! Hope you're having a great day. Michele sent me!

Awareness said...

I think we would be very surprised about who reads the National Enquirer!

mrc1471 said...

i guess i read usa today! that was great thanks for sharing

Tiffany said...

LOL! That was great! Thanks for stopping by! Michele sent me.