Sunday, December 09, 2018

KANSAS CITY STAR PUBLISHES THINNEST SUNDAY EDITION IN DECADES!!!



Confession . . . TKC buys the Sunday paper at a local gas station because of a lady friend who has a dog that will never be trained.

What stood out . . .

TODAY'S PAPER WAS THE LIGHTEST SUNDAY EDITION KANSAS CITY HAS WITNESSED FROM THE (FADING) STAR IN MORE THAN A GENERATION!!!

Worse still, the big price tag ALMOST makes an investment in doggie pads worthwhile . . . Given that no creature associated with this blog will ever learn about anything close to discipline.

Not joking, a pee pad is the only practical use I've seen for the paper given that uses books for potty time entertainment . . . Forgive the horrific visual on that one . . . But I digress . . .

Of course the news in today's edition was old and coupons are for stuff I'm not gonna buy anyhoo . . . Nevertheless, regular subscribers are paying big bucks for a product that's getting more sparse every week.

Check some fun links for further reading:

WGBH: Local Newspapers Are Dying — Here And Around The Nation

WaPo: A once unimaginable scenario: No more newspapers

New American: Newspapers Are Dying

Villy: Why Are Newspapers Going Extinct in the Modern Age?

Bloomberg: A Facebook Tax Is a Good Way to Kill Dying Newspapers

Developing . . .

23 comments:

Anonymous said...

Dilly Dilly.

Anonymous said...

Same here. I mostly pick it up on Sundays, but it's obvious the end is near. they'll be 'pivoting' to a truly digital focus in day now, reduce frequency during the week, layoff more staff, and try to be a digital media company. The print product is in its final death throes.

Anonymous said...

The red star is dead!

Retro ROCKER said...

They have to much competition, EVERY Television news outlets have websites,raido station news website independent news website .Drudge even reports on the Stupid Criminals in KANSAS CITY AND JOHNSON COUNTY KANSAS AS WELL. FOR THE METRO AREA TO BE MAKING NATIONAL NEWS A FEW TIMES A WEEK THE CRIME IS GETTING OUT OF HAND THE ADVERTISER IS LEAVING THE STAR THEY RUN AN AD AND NO ONE SHOWS UP.

Retro ROCKER said...

Sorry about that And Yes THE Johnson County Kansas Jail is full. That will be the next hot bed of crime.

Anonymous said...

Yea! And only four geezers cared!

Anonymous said...

$4 for the Sunday paper?

Lol

Anonymous said...

The young don't read they take instructions from the screen.

Anonymous said...

We got the geezers also. GeezerBook for example.

Anonymous said...

Shitter is popular also. Still amazingly enough. Of course it is designed so any idiot can use it.

Anonymous said...

Walmart is moth balling 79 stores this month and the closings only effects 6 cashiers.

Anonymous said...

Right you got free google fiber and now your a technology authority.

Anonymous said...

What could go wrong with a population of brainwashed zombies staring at screens.

Anonymous said...

^^^^ everything! Just steer clear of them and all will be good, god these young people are dumb as rocks

Anonymous said...

6:01 that’s funny as hell! Too bad for those kcsd cashiers, what ever will these dummies do now!

Anonymous said...

So I take it, Tony, you have several decades of Sunday Stars to refer to and compare with?

Haha Haha.

P.s. of course you don't. Therefore your observation is a joke.

Anonymous said...

And it's STILL $4.00!!! Why???

Anonymous said...

I've been saying for 5 years it'll be a 3-4 day paper by 2020 or earlier.

Anonymous said...

The Star is not dying so much as it is committing suicide. No business can alienate half its potential customer base and hope to succeed. Problem is, brain dead journalists think they have a sacred mission (getting Democrats elected) that is above monetary matters.

Anonymous said...

Constantly dissing half of your customer base (Republicans) is not a good business model.

Unknown said...

If we let more illegals in the USA, we will have to build more jails because the democrat won’t let us deport them.

Anonymous said...

The paper is dying like all the geezers who still read it.

Anonymous said...

Dilbert, Dustin, Garfield, Hagar the Horrible, B.C., Diamond Lil ... what the fate of my favorite strips????

-radish