Weekly World News stops printing

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Weekly World News stops printing

Postby Jake » Tue Jul 24, 2007 10:10 pm

Now they'll never catch Bat Boy! Boo.

Reuters:

MIAMI (Reuters) - Publisher American Media Inc. said on Tuesday it will stop printing the Weekly World News, which for 28 years gleefully chronicled the exploits of alien babies, animal-human hybrids and dead celebrities.

The company said in a brief statement it would end the print version of the tabloid newspaper next month but would maintain the online version (www.weeklyworldnews.com).

"Due to the challenges in the retail and wholesale magazine marketplace that have impacted the newsstand, American Media, Inc. today announced it will close the print version of the Weekly World News, effective with the August 27 issue. Weekly World News was AMI's smallest weekly publication," the company said in a statement e-mailed to Reuters.

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Postby Stacey K » Tue Jul 24, 2007 10:18 pm

Nostradamus predicted this.

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Postby Jake » Tue Jul 24, 2007 11:28 pm

My favorite cover:

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Postby DJMurphy » Tue Jul 24, 2007 11:33 pm

Somewhere, an alien's publicist is cursing this move...

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Postby cat153 » Wed Jul 25, 2007 9:00 am

well, fear not. you can always check out batboy in his minicooper on-line!

which brings me to a question: does anyone still read print media for news or information? i have to say as my magazine subscriptions slowly expire without renewal that i really don't.

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Postby Jake » Wed Jul 25, 2007 9:48 am

cat153 wrote:which brings me to a question: does anyone still read print media for news or information?

I still subscribe to about 5-6 magazines and we get the Sunday paper. Magazines are good for the train and the crapper.

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Postby Lep » Wed Jul 25, 2007 10:48 am

And the outdoor café.

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Postby Mixmaster Shecky » Wed Jul 25, 2007 11:09 am

I will miss Peter Bagge's "Batboy" comic strip, but they discontinued that anyway.

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Postby trainwreck2 » Wed Jul 25, 2007 12:19 pm

the only REAL news outlet is gone,,,

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Postby steve-o » Wed Jul 25, 2007 4:34 pm

Luckily we have Fox News to fill the void in journalistic integrity this magazine leaves behind. Expect to see Batboy shilling for Bush on Fox and Friends first thing tomorrow.


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