no newspaper on the planet survives on the 'international commentary' section in isolation, they needed sports pages, comics, social fluff and titties aswell.
Hopefully it will stay on .. maybe once a week publication or once a month
In final analysis, MIDDLE EASTERN system, the ruling elite, do not want to promote high ends, intellectual, independent, unbiased, analytical media .. would make foolin Joe more costly
Am not sure whether Asia Times type of media would make any difference
Reason is, Joe not into justice, right or wrong, humanity or this kind of stuff
Joe, push comet to shove, interested only in his pocket .. everything else, best case, just hobby
Hope ATOL stays
who cares about the things atimes focuses on? its retired men sipping red wine, adenoidal bores and curious misfits, a small demographic.
sensible people are too busy looking after their families to worry about intricate power politics in far flung places.