What caused Suede’s failure? Well, here’s a paragraph from an article posted tonight on Mediaweek.com that contains so much spin, I’m getting dizzy:
arguing that it lacked the street cred of Vibe. But the other main
factor was the rise of Hispanic titles, which were luring big dollars.
Still, Vibe will give Suede’s readers another shot, having just spun
off Vibe Vixon.
So, there you have it: According to Media Week, the reason Suede failed
was Time Inc.’s lack of street cred and advertisers choosing to
advertise in hispanic titles rather than in a magazine for African
Can someone help me: I’m having difficulty determining if that analysis is merely offensive or, rather, is it blatantly racist?
And, who makes that stuff up?