Death by metaphor: According to Editor & Publisher the Cleveland ‘Plain Dealer’ is “killing off” and “pulling the plug on” its Sunday Magazine. Why the killing and plug-pulling? Rising expenses and stagnating economy, according to the newspaper.
The magazine was first published on June 29, 1919. So, the magazine made it through the Great Depression and a few wars and through that period in the 1970s when the word “Cleveland” was synonymous with “stagnating economy,” but today’s “economy” is the reason the newspaper is shutting down the magazine?
Why don’t they say, “We’re losing money on the newspaper so we decided to kill the magazine.” If they really want to cut expenses, here’s my suggestion: Do away with the daily newspaper (except, maybe the sports section) and keep the Sunday magazine.