Monday, July 13, 2020

The Pitch Publishes Mostly Wordy & Heartfelt Progressive Screeds Rather Than News



We look at the latest gambit from our favorite "alternative" publication from a publishing perspective rather than the boring, typical culture war lens. The problem: The Pitch is awash in nearly freebie content as activists inundate them with op/ed diatribes.

A couple of examples from today . . .

Why now is the time to end qualified immunity

Public health and policing: a pandemic’s answer to violence

To be fair, the photography is excellent. HOWEVER, the polemics seems like press release copy from one of many campaign groups spamming social media right now.

This strategy might prove effective if we judge only by way of social media shares & likes . . . Unfortunately, like & shares are worthless to everyone but an owner of a platform that uses them to bolster engagement.

More likely, the cheap activist content is cheaper and a surprisingly safe choice for a mag selling and begging trendy locals . . . Never mind that it doesn't really tell us anything beyond talking points that are commonplace exceptionally prevalent during campaign season.

You decide . . .

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

LOVE The Pitch.

Or at least my cat does. Much cheaper than buying liner for the kitty litter box.

Keep up the great work guys!

Biden for dog catcher said...

Hope it holds up to bacon frying and oil changes as well as the Wednesday Star ads if they go away.

Anonymous said...

Do they have a crossword?

Silvestor orgalthorp said...

What alternative?
What’s the difference between the pitch and any other newspaper?

Anonymous said...

No shit.

This has to be the most honest and accurate TKC clickbait headline yet.

The "editor" from cali destroyed what was once a class act local news paper.

BTW did he really ever have covid or was that as fake as everything else printed in that garbage rag lately.

Anonymous said...

Sylvestor is another guy who uses to brag to everyone about stealing the Pitch off the rack and "never giving those clowns a dime of my money"!

Anonymous said...

What's a newspaper?

Anonymous said...

Homosexuals like the Pitch. Normal people don’t.

Anonymous said...

NORMIES are never as normal as they claim. Sorry buddy, try again.

Anonymous said...

If you look at the way certain body parts are shaped, I'd say it's more normal to not be gay. No offense to gayness.

Anonymous said...

The pitch is nothing but a bunch of queers anyway who gives a fuck what a queer thinks