Daily News Editor: Readers Enjoy Stupid Content

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By Chris O'Shea Comments

We have to admit, Colin Myler, the editor-in-chief of The New York Daily News, is calling things like he sees them. In an interview with Capital New York, Myler discussed how he was remaking the tabloid in his vision.

Perhaps you’ve noticed that the Daily News seems more celeb heavy than in years past? This is Myler’s doing. Maybe you’ve even clicked on items like “PHOTOS: Boom, boom pow! Fergie shows off baby bump.” And maybe, just maybe, you hated yourself for doing so. Myler says those dumb stories wouldn’t be there if Daily News readers didn’t enjoy it:

If you look at our readers and the amount of TV they watch, most of that TV is light. It’s the Kim Kardashian phenomenon. Some people will regard this as being irrelevant and inane, but we’re doing no more than reflecting lifestyles in terms of what our readers watch on TV, whether its ‘Entertainment Tonight’ or ‘Access Hollywood.’ It seems sometimes the paper is criticized for that.

We give him points for being blunt.