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Friday, April 15, 2005

Plunging LA Times Circulation Seen as Help to Environment

Posted by a4g @ 4/15/2005 09:05:00 AM

A report today that the LA Times circulation has plunged another 5.5% is bringing hopeful optimism to Save The Trees founder Jake Shaafer.

"This is the tipping point," says Shaafer. "We were waiting for these numbers. Now, the printing presses at the Times will have to run in reverse in order to keep up with demand for their paper."

A spokesman for the Times did confirm that the newspaper's presses have begun running in reverse, but also said that no technology yet existed to turn the raw paper back into trees. A suggestion that the de-printed newspapers could be instead used for shit paper to help save the environment was quickly dismissed, as it is believed to be the typical use for the printed version of the Times already.

The spokesman said that running the presses backward was generally approved of by the Times staff, as they finally matched the direction of the editorial policy.


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At 4/15/2005 11:21:00 AM, Anonymous Susan ...
I live out here (Santa Monica) and the LA Times truly is the worst paper I have ever encountered (after having lived in seven houses in five different states). I wonder if the quality is going down uniformly across the country, or if it really could be as exerable as it seems.
At 4/15/2005 11:23:00 AM, Anonymous GOPLover ...
Try living with the Washington Post.
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