Daily Caller has this story about Politico this morning that made me go to the sad place:
“Internet traffic and Web search measurement tools from several sources indicate that despite massive promotion efforts on MSNBC and in other venues, Politico.com is rapidly losing readers, especially outside of Washington, D.C.
Measurements of U.S. Web traffic provided to The Daily Caller by Compete, Inc. indicate that the number of total monthly visits to Politico.com dropped by 31.8 percent during the 18-month period that ended on October 31.”
I didn’t go the sad place, really. But surely Politico & MSNBC will soon if they don’t wake up. Surely there’s one human organism, breathing in & out, working for either of those outfits, who hasn’t had the curiosity bone in their head removed, right? There’s got to be one carbon-based life-form with a key-card to either of those buildings who understands who-what-where-when-why in the first paragraph, right? Understands a .gov website is for plowing through data to do actual investigative reporting, and not just for downloading & rewording White House press releases and publishing them as news stories, right?
One? Just one?