Napoleon noted, "Four hostile newspapers are more to be feared than a thousand bayonets." And it seems as if New York City is soon to be short one weapon.
The struggling New York Sun, expressed fading hopes that a white knight would materialize to bail out the 6 1/2 year-old paper. The paper, known for its conservative, pro-Israel slant and it’s distinguished arts, music, and culture coverage, had been partially backed by the now imprisoned Canadian press baron, Conrad Black. But it was reported to be losing about $1 million a month. An economic and advertising slowdown – on top of rising production costs – apparently caused those losses to accelerate.
John Callaway, a TV journalist and commentator, recently advised, “Read two newspapers a day. And not just online. Hold them in your hands. Get ink on your fingers.”
In New York City it just got a lot harder to follow that advice.