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Friday, February 27, 2009

Chronicle Can't Even Save Itself With a Titty Feature

Posted By on Fri, Feb 27, 2009 at 1:30 PM

With Playboy millions of dollars into the red, the term 'Shake yer moneymaker' has lost all meanin
  • With Playboy millions of dollars into the red, the term 'Shake yer moneymaker' has lost all meanin
Just when I was about to suggest that the Chronicle start running a weekly, front-page titty feature to boost readership and ad sales, I read this. Apparently, not even ass sells copy anymore, even when its the well-researched and written copy of Playboy. (Yes, some people still claim to read Playboy for the articles -- on-line editor Joe Eskenazi included).

Last year, Playboy apparently lost $156.1 million, more than three times the 2008 losses reported by the Chronicle. Folio Magazine has also reported that Playboy expects a 27 percent decline in advertising revenue in the first quarter of 2009. Last month, Playboy announced it would close its New York offices and merge its print and online editorial operations.

It's unclear how much of Playboy's financial meltdown is due to a circulation drop and how much is due to the generally shitty economy, but we have to wonder -- when sex no longer sells, what does?

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