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You might remember I was wondering how the Globe and Mail was expecting to get any money and not lose too many viewers online by going behind a pay wall – well, the Vancouver Sun and the Ottawa Citizen are doing so as well. These papers are in Canwest’s fold, I believe, and this news organization just announced layoffs. I know they’re desperate for revenue streams, but please explain to me how they think by making readers online pay for something a lot of them don’t want to pay for in print or are reading only because they live outside of the area is a) going to get them any appreciable revenues and b) keep their online reader membership from sinking like a stone.

— A very funny cartoon editorial I saw on Facebook, obviously aimed at President Obama’s recent declaration on gay marriage and his support for it:




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