Inside sources who seem to know say the L.A. Times had more than 9,000 subscribers cancel over the paper's election coverage, especially the Schwarzenegger groping stories that ran in the final days of the campaign. That's less than 1% of the circulation, enough to get your attention I'd think, but not enough to cause any serious internal concern. It could explain though why the Times spokeswoman and publisher John Puerner both stopped sharing specific numbers with outside reporters. Apparently some of the drops are starting to return -- according to one source, spouses are calling in to restart the paper, saying their husband/wife dropped in a fit of pique.
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