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  •  Tiny bit of media history quibbling... (2+ / 0-)
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    skrekk, madhaus

    The San Francisco Examiner under Hearst was never a tabloid. It was always a broadsheet, and often a pretty darned good one, capturing a lot of the special flavor of the City. I used to prefer it to the dull morning Chronicle back in the 1980s.

    When Hearst sold the Ex and bought the Chron in the 1990s, the Ex really died. It was only the name that survived under the subsequent ownership, and it became one of those freebie rags that shows up in the puddle at the foot of the driveway whether you want it there or not.

    Intended to be a factual statement.

    by ipsos on Thu Dec 27, 2012 at 08:22:12 PM PST

    •  You are correct (2+ / 0-)
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      skrekk, madhaus

      Though I never held the broadsheet version of the SF Examiner in particularly high esteem (nor the Chronicle, I hasten to add), it was didn't become a tabloid until the Heart organization disposed of it.

      I do find it ironic that the various other "Examiners" now owned by Philip Anschutz have adopted the logo of the broadsheet version while also adopting the tabloid format of the Fang family and their successors.

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