unbeknownst to you, your subscription dollars often didn’t even cover the cost of printing and delivering the physical pieces of paper. They rarely covered much, if any, of the cost of actually reporting and writing the stories printed on those pages. And you’d probably be astonished at how expensive it is to report a single, relatively simple story.
Horse pucky. The reason it’s so expensive for the Washington Post to do a story about what Trump’s Press Secretary said in her daily briefing is because the WaPo is paying some hairsprayed bobblehead $300,000 per year to sit in the briefing room and ask the exact same stupid fucking question over and over and over and over and over and over and over again. I can “report” that exact same story, with the exact same level of detail and accuracy — and with far less bias! — for the nice round sum of $0, because I can watch that $300K bobblehead ask his one stupid fucking question over and over and over and over and over again on CNN.
Yes, I know, CNN is Old Media too, but you can take this to the bank: CNN is never going out of business. It’s too important to the political class’s ego to see themselves on the news, getting quoted as authoritative sources. Why do you think the press corpse [sic] are the only people in America who love Obamacare? It’s a tax, baby! You can be compelled by the government to purchase an optional service. Guess what your cable subscription is going to be in a few years? If you said “a tax,” come on down! You’re a winner, and that’s why #GuerrillaNews can use CNN to keep costs down until the sun’s a cinder.
Nor do you need “loafers on the ground” in the world’s war zones. We don’t know what’s really going on in Syria because all the “reporters” there stay in the only five-star hotel in Damascus (which, Bashar Assad not being an idiot, is entirely funded by Syrian military intelligence) and “report” the daily briefings of NATO people, which, of course, are all lies. Not only that, no “reporter” currently working is able to tell a MiG-29 from a Mazda Miata. I can, again, “report” that exact same story, with the exact same level of detail and accuracy — and with far less bias! — for the nice round sum of $0.
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