This is scary:
‘Having ignored reality for years, newspapers are at last doing something. In order to cut costs, they are already spending less on journalism. Many are also trying to attract younger readers by shifting the mix of their stories towards entertainment, lifestyle and subjects that may seem more relevant to people’s daily lives than international affairs and politics are.’
(The future of newspapers, The Economist)
Great. In another twenty years when the ‘youth’ have lost complete interest in politics, it’ll be tabloids all the way.
I suppose the only redeeming thing about this is that people will finally stop pretending to have any interest in anything that matters.