Where’s the News?

It’s entirely possible that I’m out of the loop here, but I’ve never seen a front page of a newspaper that consists entirely of an advertisement.  The other day I picked up an Express for the first time in ages and thought, “What am I looking at?  Where are all of the eye catching headlines that they normally sport on the front page?”  Instead I was looking at a full page ad about surfing in Sandbridge, VA: “Live Passionately.  Virginia is for Lovers.”  Oh so that’s what it’s for.

Are times really that tough out there?  If so, does this sort of scheme generate enough ad revenue to keep the WaPo from axing the Express?  If most readers are like me, they’ll quickly turn to the real front page, never visit Virginia.org, and never develop a passionate love for surfing in Virginia.

Hailing from the Mile High City, Max has also lived in Tinsel Town, the Emerald City, as well as the City of Brotherly Love. Now a District resident, he likes to write about cool photos by local photographers, the DC restaurant and bar scene, or anything else that pops into his mind.

5 thoughts on “Where’s the News?

  1. This was strange to me, too. But lately I’m lucky to find an Express at all. The stands have been empty of them when I go to pick one up outside of the Metro station I arrive at downtown!

  2. Yes, times really are that tough. Rocky Mountain News gone, Seattle P.I. online only, Tribune Co. bankrupt. Everyone I know in the newspaper industry is being forced to take furlough days. I don’t know if it matters how many people actually end up vacationing in Virginia because of that ad; its obnoxiousness allows the Post to charge a lot for it, and they need the money.

  3. where’s the news! down arizona open borders way is news!all quiet on westren front? murder by illegal invaders is not news! cartel gangs are not news! VA hospitals HEPATITIS” AIDS” in three states florida! tennessee! georgia! because of not sterilize equipment filth NOT NEWS? obama tax increase on cigaretts we will not raise taxes on people who make under 250,000 dollars liar not news? california gains six more senate seats because of illegal immigrants in their state population NOT NEWS? billions sent to foreign banks stimulus not news? federal reserve not opening up books not news? acorn voter fraud still not top news story! the list go’s on and on no NEWS STORIES! INDEPENDENT truth justice and american way. AMEN.

  4. breaking news AL BUBBLES SHARKSKIN on lou dobbs tonight!!!! seems him and ACORN are attacking JOE arpaio? yes acorn and AL SHARKSKIN are attacking sheriff joe arpaio? voter fraud ACORN WOW!!! this is very troubling news in deed! i guess if the american peope want to hear news we must tell it our selfs? special interest are making ATTACKING the news on U.S.!!! OUR stimulus money helps ACORN attack sheriff JOE ARPAIO protect it’s citizens WOW news!!!!! front page stories that don’t make the NEWS? conspiracy you think? voter fraud! fradulent voter machines DIE – BOLD FRAUD MACHINES? that one gets me specially when goverment had plenty of time to correct this NO accountability fraud in election???? absentee ballots fraud? millions of illegals registered to vote obama aunt one of them? ACORN REGISTERING VOTERS? obama gives money to this project? ILLINOIS POLITICAL CORRUPTION and them associations RAHM EMANUEL and BROTHER ARI EMANUEL HOLLYWOOD HIGH POWERED AGENT? california nuts recalled from chicago! ILLINOIS lots of corruption news and nuts recalls too! LOU DOBBS LIVE TONIGHT AL SHARKSKIN wonder what kind of hair do he will wear tonight???? ELVIS LOOK? maybe OPRAH? DENIS RODMAN? ROLLIN with the mouth MARTIN? EXCITING STUFF!!!! live on lou dobbs tonight!! INDEPENDENT truth justice and american way.

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