Newspaper convention canceled amid industry woes
You have all heard the old anti-war slogan “what if they gave a war and nobody came?” Not to worry, you may not be interested in war, but war is interested in you.
But what about the media? It seems that there is now not enough interest to get a newspaper convention together. This is, of course, great news for democracy since newspapers have, like previously healthy body organs become cancers on the body politic.
When that happens, it’s best to remove the organ, or, in the case of the news media, to let the inevitable death take place and to rebuild on the rubble.
I should feel sorry for the people who will lose their jobs, but I don’t really. Malignant life forms are never lovable or the object of pity. Perhaps for friend or relatives, but not for the vast majority who have been made victims of their lies and distortions.
I have been reminded by Dennis Gartman who writes The Gartman Letter, that once things begin to slip away, the slip away very quickly. The Shah of Iran was depose and the new Islamic Republic was declared in Iran a mere 2 ½ months after Ayatollah Khomeini returned from exile in Paris on February 1, 1979.
The death of the newspaper industry has been a longer dying process than that, but virtually every day sees the announcement of another paper closing. And the process seems to be accelerating.