It didn’t take you a week to hear this news

Jim Treacher | Blogger

And that’s kind of the point.

Tina Brown:

We are announcing this morning an important development at Newsweek and The Daily Beast. Newsweek will transition to an all-digital format in early 2013. As part of this transition, the last print edition in the United States will be our Dec. 31 issue…

It is important that we underscore what this digital transition means and, as importantly, what it does not. We are transitioning Newsweek, not saying goodbye to it. We remain committed to Newsweek and to the journalism that it represents. This decision is not about the quality of the brand or the journalism—that is as powerful as ever. It is about the challenging economics of print publishing and distribution.

Newsweek is produced by a gifted and tireless team of professionals who have been offering brilliant work consistently throughout a tough period of ownership transition and media disruption. Regrettably we anticipate staff reductions and the streamlining of our editorial and business operations both here in the U.S. and internationally.

“Staff reductions.” “Streamlining.” Hey Tina, tell us some more about what a tyrant Romney is.

Or are we back to “wimp” now?

But of course, this isn’t happening because Newsweek took a hard left turn and alienated half of its already-dwindling readership…

Tina made one or two last-ditch efforts to get you to care again, but by then it was too late. Oh well.

There once was a gal out of luck
Whose magazine sold for a buck
She didn’t have fun
When her mag stopped its run
But then again, who gives a thought to it?

And now: Kausenfreude.

P.S. Speaking of which:

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