Schumer: 'Hardly Anyone' Reads Time, Newsweek
Need more evidence the old-time mainstream media are becoming relics?
‚ÄúPolitics has become more accessible to young people,‚ÄĚ Schumer said. ‚ÄúThey didn‚Äôt really get into TV news the way my generation did. You know, when I was younger, the national news was sort of the national living room. That is not even close to true. Everyone read Time magazine or Newsweek. Hardly anyone does anymore.‚ÄĚ
The second-term senator credited specifically bloggers and the Internet for early successes in the race for the Democratic Party‚Äôs presidential nomination. According to U.S. News and World Report, from January 3 (day of the
‚ÄúInstead things are more fractured, but the bloggers and the Internet has sort of become the medium of choice,‚ÄĚ Schumer said. ‚ÄúAnd it‚Äôs gotten young people involved and excited in politics.‚ÄĚ
Schumer was promoting his book, ‚ÄúPositively American: Winning Back the Middle-Class Majority One Family at a Time‚ÄĚ at a Borders bookstore in
‚ÄúBut I think it‚Äôs different this time,‚ÄĚ Schumer said. ‚ÄúI think the Internet is much deeper and more pervasive. Howard Dean used it ‚Äď it was a brand new thing, ‚ÄėWhat is this?‚Äô Now it‚Äôs part of the working world. Hillary‚Äôs raising a lot of money on the Internet too ‚Äď not as much as Barack, but she still is. But to me, more the motivation of young people ultimately is, this world is a different world and we better get hold of it and I think that‚Äôs a great motivation.‚ÄĚ
Recently, an icon of the old media also pointed toward its demise. In December 2007, former ‚ÄúNBC Nightly News‚ÄĚ anchor Tom Brokaw said he thought The Washington Post would be completely digital by 2018.