The Corner

Will S.F. Become Chronicle-less?

San Francisco’s remaining newspaper may close “within weeks.” While the paper’s travails aren’t unexpected, this line from the Journal’s story struck me: “Given the industry’s current deep funk, the paper could lay off its entire staff and still not break even.” I don’t have an MBA, but that seems like a problem.

Along those lines, I wonder how much of the media’s yearning for Obama is colored by the fact that, for once, it’s their jobs on the line — their whole industry and way of life — and they’re looking for a savior, and not in a metaphorical sense.

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