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Ed Driscoll

Well, That’s One Way To Put It!

May 20th, 2009 - 1:30 pm

Mark Steyn writes:

Not to be too gloomy, but the country feels like it’s seizing up. It’s as if California and New York have burst their bodices like two corpulent gin-soaked trollops and rolled over the fruited plain to rub bellies at the Mississippi. If you’re underneath, it’s not going to be fun.

Veronique de Rugy rounds up a list of how California newspapers suggested their readers voted. Since, with the exception of the San Diego Union-Tribune and the right-leaning Orange County Register, voters overwhelmingly voted in the opposite direction of their exalted betters in the legacy media, readers (aka, the newspapers’ customers) are being graced with multiple repeats of Peter Jennings in November of 1994. As Mark Hemingway writes, it’s Exhibit A for “Why Newspapers Are Dying.”

Update: “Voters say no and the sob stories begin.”

More: Megan McArdle predicts a rather leaden future for the Golden State: “California is completely, totally, irreparably hosed.”

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