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NYT Subscribers Do Not Realize The Cost

From the Politico:

New York Times editor: Readers don’t look at cost

By: Andy Barr
November 11, 2010

New York Times subscribers may want "All the News that’s Fit to Print," but they aren’t concerned with the fine print on their bill, according to one of the paper’s top editors.

Times assistant managing editor Gerald Marzorati said Wednesday that readers didn’t seemed to notice when their subscription prices went up.

“We have north of 800,000 subscribers paying north of $700 a year for home delivery,” Marzorati pointed out during a panel discussion, according to Forbes. “Of course, they don’t seem to know that.”

Imagine paying $700 a year for the privilege of being propagandized to on a daily basis? Of course some of these benighted fools think a subscription to The Times means they are hobnobbing with the Ruling Elite.

But in truth they are just being indoctrinated as their serfs.

Marzorati went on to say that the paper had not suffered much of a loss in subscribers when it raised its prices 5 percent during a recession.

“I think a lot of it has to do with the fact that they’re literally not understanding what they’re paying,” he said, according the Forbes report. “That’s the beauty of the credit card.”

Isn’t it lucky for the New York Times that their subscriber base is so ‘out of it.’ Still, don’t many of these same people like to tell the rest of us how to live?

Of course, any politicians on The Times sucker list can be forgiven for "literally not understanding what they’re paying." Since they are so used to living this way on our credit card.

Marzorati made the comment during the Digital Hollywood New York conference in New York City. The panel was moderated by MySpace CMO Shawn Gold.

After listening to Marzorati, Gold turned to the Times editor and predicted that “this is the last panel your company will let you on.”

He’s right, you know.

If there is one thing the New York Times cannot abide, it’s someone who tells the unvarnished truth.

This article was posted by Steve on Thursday, November 11th, 2010. Comments are currently closed.

7 Responses to “NYT Subscribers Do Not Realize The Cost”

  1. Liberals Demise says:

    NYT not fit to wrap dead fish in.
    You mean to tell me people actually r-e-a-d that trash?

  2. beautyofreason says:

    $700 a year for a newspaper ???

    My goodness. They must inhabit a different economic bubble than the rest of us.

  3. tranquil.night says:

    I had to do a triple-take to confirm that my eyes weren’t lying and this was in fact a Times editor proudly ripping his own customers as ignorant.


  4. proreason says:

    only 8 cents an hour.

    Why that’s worth it just to have the first opportunity to revel in Ferret Krugman’s latest effort to keep his job as trained houseboy to the literati.

  5. Right of the People says:

    I wonder how much Pravda used to charge for home delivery?

  6. Mae says:

    Typical elite contempt for those who pay the bills. Wonder how many Senatorial and House offices receive multiple NYT copies per day and charge the subscription to office expense?

    Then, of course, each Senator and House member probably subscribes to various home town publications. Plus scores of national and regional magazines. I’d love to know where that expense is in the federal budget and the cost. With the kind of salaries they and their entire staffs get–completely out of alignment with comparable private sector jobs–they should all have to pay out-of-pocket for every piece of printed media they receive.

  7. BigOil says:

    They admit to scamming 560 million dollars a year from a bunch of liberals, yet the Times still managed to go bankrupt. Who constitutes the bigger fool?

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