Schumer: 'Hardly Anyone' Reads Time, Newsweek
Need more evidence the old-time mainstream media are becoming relics?
âPolitics has become more accessible to young people,â Schumer said. âThey didnât 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.â
The second-term senator credited specifically bloggers and the Internet for early successes in the race for the Democratic Partyâs presidential nomination. According to U.S. News and World Report, from January 3 (day of the
âInstead things are more fractured, but the bloggers and the Internet has sort of become the medium of choice,â Schumer said. âAnd itâs gotten young people involved and excited in politics.â
Schumer was promoting his book, âPositively American: Winning Back the Middle-Class Majority One Family at a Timeâ at a Borders bookstore in
âBut I think itâs different this time,â Schumer said. âI think the Internet is much deeper and more pervasive. Howard Dean used it â it was a brand new thing, âWhat is this?â Now itâs part of the working world. Hillaryâs raising a lot of money on the Internet too â 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 thatâs a great motivation.â
Recently, an icon of the old media also pointed toward its demise. In December 2007, former âNBC Nightly Newsâ anchor Tom Brokaw said he thought The Washington Post would be completely digital by 2018.