Thursday, August 22nd, 2019

Red rag bytes dust


Saturday* was the last day for the regularly printed version of the Capital Times. From here on out Madison’s Progressive newspaper will be pixels and bytes. Ed Garvey will miss it. After all, they gave him a lifetime achievement award. Ann Althouse will not, having been the target of its tolerance of low-minded conspiracy theorists.

I miss the loss of almost any newspaper, and so I guess I’m sorry to see Madison reduced to one daily liberal newspaper. Perhaps if the company that ran both newspapers hadn’t let the Wisconsin State Journal drift leftward there would have been room for two newspapers. But when the choices are left and left-er, something’s gotta give, especially in an era of declining newspaper readership.

As the French Communists discovered in coalition with Francois Mitterrand, it sucks to be at the extreme end.

* Yep, I was two days behind, too.

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