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By Ben Pershing  |  October 1, 2008; 2:42 PM ET
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If politics does anything, it breaks what needs fixed and destroys capital in the process. It's a pleasure because people enjoy breaking things for some odd reason.
It all evens out in the end thanks to capital yields. The margins can be dangerous territory.

Breaking news is when you send your users to other sources for information when being paid to source information for your readers. It looks like the barbarians are past the gates at the Post and are now inside wreaking chaos. Traffic is going up (see numbers) and the stock has been going down. In a yo-yo market like this, it appears that the yo-yo's are making good luck hard to find, while the writers are scripting the next big debt fix in editorial mumbo jumbo. It looks like the Post is in for a rough ride. The entire economy is in chaos, but order always follows the path to the highest yield like capital does. Feeding the competition is like feeding the vultures. It looks good at first, until the vultures are feeding on you. Competition is one thing and profit is another. Both serve the reader, so why in world would anybody feed the vultures? I wish I knew.

Posted by: poster | October 4, 2008 9:16 AM

Readers sending readers away. A stroke of genius. You end up with less readers until finally everybody has decided that they should be reading something else. What in the world ever happened to stickiness on the web and trying to get people to stay at your site? We're into lunacy here. It's as if they are trying to reduce readership or something or something else. I'm not sure about a lot of things, I am sure that if you direct readers the wrong way you not only lose readers, you pay a premium to gain the loss. It's the old stick to y

Posted by: Anonymous | October 4, 2008 9:33 AM

our glue business.

Posted by: Anonymous | October 4, 2008 9:34 AM

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