I used to love newspapers. Not the leftwing bias but the medium of the printed paper. It is the leftwing press that has killed it more than the internet. TV did not kill radio, radio did not kill daily papers, cable did not kill the broadcast channels (not yet)... so newspapers in some form would survive.
But not when they are so biased that most Americans don't care to buy one or pick it up if its free. Having a conservative op-ed page isn't enough, Orange County Register, when the rest of the pages are filled with drivel from the AP, NY Times and Washington Post.
Things could have been better.