American Journey

You are what you read

The following was passed along to me by a reader from the great state of Ohio. Thanks Rod. 
1. The Wall Street Journal is read by the people who run the country.
2. The Washington Post is read by people who think they run the country.
3. The New York Times is read by people who think they should run the country and who are very good at crossword puzzles.
4. USA Today is read by people who think they ought to run the country but don’t really understand The New York Times.  They do, however, like their statistics shown in pie charts.
5. The Los Angeles Times is read by people who wouldn’t mind running the country, if they could find the time — and if they didn’t have to leave Southern California to do it.
6. The Boston Globe is read by people whose parents used to run the country and did a poor job of it, thank you very much.
7. The New York Post is read by people who don’t care who is running the country as long as they do something really scandalous, preferably while intoxicated.
8. The Miami Herald is read by people who are running another country, but need the baseball scores.
9. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch is read by people who want only the score of the Cardinals game. They drink Budweiser, Budweiser, and –
wait a minute — what was the question?
10. The  San Francisco Chronicle is read by people who aren’t sure if there is a country or that anyone is running it; but if so, they oppose all that they stand for. There are occasional exceptions if the leaders are handicapped minority feminist atheist dwarfs who also happen to be illegal aliens from any other country or galaxy, provided of course, that they are not Republicans.
11. The National Enquirer is read by people trapped in line at the grocery store.
12. The Seattle Times is read by people who have recently caught a fish and need something to wrap it in.

I’ll add one more:

13. The Middle of the Freakin Road is read by astute readers with inquiring (not enquiring) minds who care about the direction this country is headed in, seek a “Charlie Sheen free” zone and can get their crossword puzzles and fish wrap elsewhere.


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This blog has a mix of some of my main interests in life: travel, politics, food and generally being a curmudgeon. Enjoy.


9 thoughts on “You are what you read

  1. No Charlie Sheen on this site? Bummer. I’m on an all-Charlie-Sheen-diet, all the time. He’s just such an erudite winner!

    Posted by lastcre8iveiconoclast | March 8, 2011, 11:45 pm
  2. So funny. Except the Charlie Sheen part. My blog is a Jersey Shore-free site.

    Posted by lifeintheboomerlane | March 9, 2011, 6:58 pm
  3. Bless your humanity. I don’t even want to know what the people are like who read up on CS regularly. I hope I don’t know any of those folks.

    Posted by Snoring Dog Studio | March 10, 2011, 8:47 pm

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