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And that number isn’t even worthy of an exclamation point, in large part because it’s pretty much consistent with other pubs, as the Washington Post‘s Frank Ahrens points out in his comprehensive run-down of the company’s money misfortunes: “By comparison, first-quarter ad revenue decreased 28 percent at the New York Times and 34 percent at USA Today.”

Reminds me of my favorite story of this economic crisis, another Ahrens piece, titled as follows:

Down Only 27%? We’ll Take It!

“Enter the Era of Low Expectations”