I can’t say. There is still time to save the product. But they have to get much smarter and much more accommodating to other political point of views if they are going to survive. Oh, and get rid of Tina Brown. She doesn’t exactly have a great track record for the last several years.
Read the whole thing. His post led me to wonder if Tina Brown is all that savvy about the changing media market. She does have good PR sense. Now, to be sure, reports on various media ventures do seem to herald her ability to build an existing market or craft a new niche.
Her recent record, however, doesn’t seem to match those reports. Brown does know how to promote herself (and get that favorable media attention), but does she know how to creating a well-trafficked web-site or build a profitable enterprise?
Contrast her latest on-line enterprise with Arianna Huffington’s most recent endeavor. We may not share Mrs. Huffington’s ideological tilt, but do recognize her success. Perhaps, Brown was just trying to imitate Huffington.
And she just hasn’t realized that the liberal online marketplace has reached its saturation point.
UPDATE: In a similar vein, Steven Hayward offers, “Under Tina Brown—probably the most overrated journalist/editor of our time—Newsweek has become just a lightweight version of The New Republic.” (Via Instapundit.)