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Clay Risen criticizes the Washington Post’s free commuter daily, Express. The paper is designed to appeal to the younger demographic but Risen says it’s nothing more than a vehicle for advertising:
Express … is advertising strategy taken to its radical extreme: Not advertising first and foremost, but advertising first and last. Express doesnâ€™t disdain young readers; Express disdains the very idea of readers. Whether or not people read Express is completely irrelevant.