It used to be comments that would vanish out of thin air, but a post about the DMN’s online numbers recently disappeared as well.
UPDATE: He has now posted a corrected version. Apparently it’s OK to post something factually inaccurate and then later come back and correct it. As long as you cover your tracks.
Here was Wick’s first post:
Big Drop In DMN Online Numbers
To be expected, considering the Texas presidential primary was last March. The News is down 30%. Even so, that’s better than the Miami Herald (-85%), the NY Daily News (-71%), and the Raleigh News & Observer (-106%). So I would consider it a News victory, to have retained as many readers as it did.
News Online Readership Way, Way Up
The DMN’s web growth continued in March year-over-year, despite the fact that last March Texas was engaged in a heated Democratic presidential primary. Overall, it was up 30%. Even bigger gains were made by the Raleigh News & Observer (+106%), the Miami Herald (+85%), the NY Daily News (+71%), and the Seattle Times (+70%). [Thanks to the FrontBurnervians who quickly corrected my now-deleted earlier post, which was exactly wrong.]
Something’s different about those two posts, but I can’t tell what…