The New York Daily News is one of the nation’s preeminent liberal rags. They echo extreme leftist talking points, provide a megaphone for Marxist demagogues to trash America, and oppose President Trump’s ‘America First’ agenda tooth and nail – but perhaps not for much longer.
The Daily News announced today that they are cutting dead weight, sending half of their editorial staff to the unemployment line. In the age of Trump, there just isn’t enough consumer demand for this type of publication. The decision follows the acquisition of the Daily News by Media conglomerate Tronc last September.
“The decisions being announced today reflect the realities of our business and the need to adapt [to] an ever-changing media environment,” an email released to staffers said. “They are not a reflection on the significant talent that is leaving today. Let there be no doubt: these colleagues are highly valued and will be missed.”
Following the decision, former and current Daily News staffers took to Twitter to whine about what happened.
The Daily News led the charge to get 9/11 first responders health benefits. Exposed widespread abuse of eviction rules, punishing poor people. Revealed deception and dysfunction in public housing that put kids in danger of lead poisoning. Showed the world the Eric Garner video.
— Josh Greenman (@joshgreenman) July 23, 2018
If you hate democracy and think local governments should operate unchecked and in the dark, then today is a good day for you.
— Jim Rich (@therealjimrich) July 23, 2018
This follows a seeming irreversible industry trend of newspapers biting the dust. A “survey conducted by the Pew Research Center shows that between January 2017 and April 2018, more than one-third of US newspapers experienced significant layoffs.
— Pew Research Center (@pewresearch) July 23, 2018
While many liberals may be crying over the death of this leftist tabloid as well as the broader death of the print news industry, Trump supporters and American patriots offer a tune to help sooth the growing anguish of their opponents.