Monday, February 1, 2010

Here’s Why, Newsweek

I got a pleading note from the subscription department at Newsweek today, regretfully informing me that I was now a “former” subscriber unless I renewed right away. Across the front of the envelope and inside, they asked me to “please tell us why” I was not renewing my subscription.

Okay, here’s why:

1) I’m not impressed with the new layout.

2) They’ve replaced a lot of good reporting with thin gossip and political snark. I’m an unpaid blogger, and that’s my shtick.

3) George F. Will. Feh.

I wrote that on the back of their letter and I’m sending it back in their post-paid envelope. I don’t think it will make any difference, but it gets the point across.