Washington Post Publisher Blasts Staff as Top Editor Quits: ‘People Are Not Reading Your Stuff’

The Washington Post is continuing to struggle as the left-wing propaganda outlet hemorrhages money amid a dwindling audience of readers.

The Jeff Bezos-owned newspaper is undergoing major changes as its executive editor, Sally Buzbee, has just quit.

Buzbee has stepped down from the potion after three years of directing the newspaper’s coverage.

The sudden departure of the top editor was discussed in a meeting with the Post’s staff.

During the meeting, publisher and CEO William Lewis warned that the newspaper is “losing large amounts of money.”

Lewis also revealed that the outlet is struggling to maintain readership, the Post reported.

In a heated exchange with a staffer, Lewis reportedly said that “decisive” and “urgent” changes are needed in the newsroom.

“We are going to turn this thing around, but let’s not sugarcoat it,” he said, according to the Post.

“It needs turning around.”

“We are losing large amounts of money.

“Your audience has halved in recent years.

People are not reading your stuff. Right,” Lewis blasted.

“I can’t sugarcoat it anymore.”

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Similar to other left-wing outlets and cable news channels, the Post’s audience size jumped while President Donald Trump was in office.

By churning out round-the-clock anti-Trump content, the Post reached 101 million unique visitors on its website in a month during 2020, according to the Associated Press.

But that number dropped to 50 million at the end of last year.

As a result, the Post reported $77 million in losses for 2023.

Buzbee will be replaced by Matt Murray, the former editor-in-chief of The Wall Street Journal.

Murray will assume the role of executive editor of the Post through the 2024 presidential election.

Lewis previously worked with Murray at the Journal.

The former Journal editor-in-chief told Washington Post staff that he wants to focus on pushing forward instead of “managing decline.”

“I’ve been in the business long enough, and I’ve done enough things that I’m not interested at this point in managing decline,” Murray said.

“I’m interested in the future and growth …

“This is going to be an exciting time.

“We’re going to have a lot of new opportunities and new things.”

After the election, Robert Winnett, the deputy editor of the Telegraph Media Group, will take over the leadership role for the Post’s core news beats.

Murray will then shift to overseeing a new company division that Lewis is calling the “third newsroom.”

However, details about the new division remain unclear.

Lewis has previously said he wants to focus on moving beyond a “one-size-fits-all” strategy for the Post to reach more readers.

The Post has been routinely criticized for its shameless left-wing bias, especially by conservatives.

Just one month after Trump took office in 2017, the newspaper, which has made a habit of publishing negative coverage of Trump and other Republicans, placed the slogan “Democracy Dies in Darkness” beneath its logo on its website.

However, the newspaper claimed that the slogan was adopted “long before Trump was the Republican presidential nominee.”

The Post is owned by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos.

Bezos purchased the newspaper in 2013.

After the newspaper attacked Trump, the 45th president blasted the Post as “fake news.”

Bezos condemned Trump’s remarks about the media in 2018.

“It is a mistake for any elected official in my opinion … to attack media and journalists,” Bezos said.

“I believe that it’s an essential component of our democracy.”

“What the president should say is, ‘This is right. This is good. I am glad I am getting scrutinized,’” Bezos added.

“But it’s really dangerous to demonize the media.

“It’s dangerous to call the media lowlifes.

“It’s dangerous to say they’re the ‘enemy of the people.’”

Just a couple of months before Bezos made those remarks, Trump slammed the Post and its connection to the Amazon owner, tweeting:

“In my opinion, the Washington Post is nothing more than an expensive (the paper loses a fortune) lobbyist for Amazon.

“Is it used as protection against antitrust claims which many feel should be brought?”

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By Frank Bergman

Frank Bergman is a political/economic journalist living on the east coast. Aside from news reporting, Bergman also conducts interviews with researchers and material experts and investigates influential individuals and organizations in the sociopolitical world.

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