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Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Moronic: Israel Radio observes moment of silence to identify with Maariv and Haaretz journalists

My father used to quip that in Israel, it was always the case that half the country is on strike, while the other half is watching. That has proven true again today.

Israel Radio started its 5:00 pm news with a moment of silence 'as a sign of solidarity' with the journalists of Maariv and Haaretz, two newspapers that are attempting to save themselves financially by layoffs (Haaretz) and by becoming online only (Maariv). Maariv's reporters are demonstrating today, and Haaretz's reporters will decide on Wednesday afternoon whether to block the paper from printing Thursday's edition.

Yes, yes, Haaretz the putative leading newspaper in Israel doesn't have enough circulation to make a profit. Just like its idol, the New York Times.


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At 7:49 PM, Blogger Captain.H said...

As someone put sarcastically at another blog, We need these "objective" newspapers and their "objective" "journalists" because there's no way for citizen journalists to almost instantly send text, images, videos, etc. around the world.

At 9:08 PM, Blogger BH in Iowa said...

Who would have thought being wrong 99% of the time is not a winning business plan?


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