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Monday, May 9, 2011 Readers Are Crazy Old Men

Posted By on Mon, May 9, 2011 at 1:58 PM

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If you've ever been reading SF Gate

comments and had the image of a old man sitting on a porch

wearing long pajamas and brandishing a shotgun, well, you've got some

data to back you up now.

According to a new report published by Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism, attracts more male than female readers, and only 22 percent of its readers are aged 18 to 34.

And that's worse than Fox News!

The study analyzed the nation's top 25 Web sites, including the Huffington Post, CNN, Los Angeles Times, and the Wall Street Journal. While, HuffPo, and attracted far more women to their sites, 59 percent of SFGate's readers were men.

Which might explain these comments from Chronicle readers:

"I've had many years experience working with

women who have consistently had a hidden agenda and undermine team work. I'd rather work with men."

"It's really not nice to call the first lady a cow. She looks more like

some kind of spider demon in that picture. Especially when you consider

that she has circus-freakishly long arms and legs, and a butt that

looks like the abdomen of a black widow spider."

"Ah yes, the she-devil cometh."

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Erin Sherbert

Erin Sherbert

Erin Sherbert was the Online News Editor for SF Weekly from 2010 to 2015. She's a Texas native and has a closet full of cowboy boots to prove it.


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