Hugh appeared on a panel discussion at the Los Angeles Times Festival Books last week.
He didn't go over too well with the audience with statements like:
Hewitt: ...George Bush won an enormous victory...
and ....its a left wing paper that plays to this audience.
Hewitt so simplifies the case of the readership numbers declining in most newspapers, including the LA Times on the basis of the same, old liberal bias argument.
I'm sure Hugh was a little disapointed that he didn't get pied so he could complain about it for weeks. I guess the audience didn't think you were worth the $4.99 on an Entenmanns Coconut Custard.
(Update): I just checked The Truth Laid Bear which tracks Sitemeter, and low and behold C&L is #20 Hugh Hewitt is #19. Pretty good stats without the help of my own radio station, book deals, and massive TV appearances. So if I use Hewitt's method of readership decline at the LA Times and apply them to his website, it becomes obvious that his readers must be feed up with his right wing, religious, not-really conservative slant on the issues. (If you check his book-Blog-his readership has declined by over 10,000 hits a day from his publication.) Now traffic does tend to spike up and down for a lot of us who do not have the media access that he does. What's his excuse then?
Sitemeter doesn't count my site very well either. All the traffic counters are faulty and some work better than others. Statcounter seems much more acurate for this template and shows far greater numbers with the data to verify it. They both appear at the bottom of the site.