What your newspaper says about you

I usually cringe when I see the dreaded Fw:Fw:Fw: beginning an email in my inbox, but today the title caught my interest. For me, newspaper pick-up has always been a challenge. Who are the readers? What do they want to know?

This email seemed like the perfect answer to my questions, a look into the minds of American readers. It proved to be very, very helpful… 

The Demographics of American Newspapers:

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 poor 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 is running the country as long as they do something really scandalous, preferably while intoxicated, and who like their news as pictures and/or cartoons.

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 if 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 happen 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 Seattle Times is read by people who have recently caught a fish and need something in which to wrap it.

Strangely, the Providence Journal was not included.

Posted by: Molly

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2 Responses to What your newspaper says about you

  1. castercomm says:

    I’m going to venture to say that 75% of the readership of the Providence Journal are RI raised and RI bred; few leave the state, fewer drive North of the towers, and even fewer have been to the East Bay. 🙂

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