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Whoa ... now here’s "real news"
Posted by: McQ on Thursday, August 02, 2007

You know I probably wouldn't have even bothered to write an article about this if I'd been the Editor and Publisher staff, much less make it the headline of an article:
At least 170 subscribers to the Wall Street Journal have canceled their orders since word emerged that Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. will soon take over the newspaper.

The paper does have 1.7 million print subscribers left.
Yeesh. And then they add:
An article in the Journal today by Martin Peers added that other readers had "voiced their displeasure with the deal in emails."
Oh my. Imagine that. And yet they still have 1.7 million subscribers left.

I call this trying to make a mountain out of the proverbial journalistic mole hill.
 
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Are we sure they weren’t just mocking those 170?
 
Written By: Scott Jacobs
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First you have to know E&P. If you don’t then you have to read the rest of the article. After doing so, the answer will become clear.
 
Written By: McQ
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So... 0.0001% isn’t statistically significant?
 
Written By: J
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First you have to know E&P. If you don’t then you have to read the rest of the article. After doing so, the answer will become clear.
Hey, I’m just trying to "think positive"... :)
 
Written By: Scott Jacobs
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Yeah, well, about that;

how many of those hundred and 70 didn’t quit for other reasons? How many of those quitting, were outright falsifications on somebody’s part?

I know, I know, that seems a bit of a stretch. However; seems to me, that if they’re willing to stretch 170 subscribers of 1.7 million subscribers into a major subscriber revolt, it’s not much of an added stretch to suggest that they lied about the 170 figure they came up with.
 
Written By: Bithead
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Would not surprise me that out of 1.7 million to see that 100-150+ people cancel their superscription on any given day just because they didn’t like an Editorial or Op-Ed piece.
 
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