December 12, 2002

Rat-a-tat-tat: Tina Guns Down the Times

Tina Brown finds American newspapers lacking in luster. Perhaps they need someone who writes with her flair.

In her column today in the Times (the one in London) she bemoans the "dullness of most American newspapers" and credits only the New York Post with possessing some "Fleet Street pizzazz."

The Post, she writes, "arrives in the morning with a squeal of tyres and a burst of gunfire. It's read urgently, like a ransom note."

What editor wouldn't want to have his or her paper described that way?

Something is working right for the Post. The latest ABC figures show that the Post's circulation jumped 10.5 percent to 590,061 for the six months ending Sept. 30, a time when other papers averaged a 0.3 percent decline.

What editor wouldn't want to those numbers?

 Tina Brown's column
 New York Post

Posted by Tim Porter at December 12, 2002 08:20 AM