Reasons offered by Matt Vespa at Townhall:
It appears as if the left wing website Salon.com is having trouble paying the bills. The site is often mocked for its absurd headlines and its reposting of stories from the bowels of the left wing blogosphere that are just insane. From giving political cover to pedophiles to deciphering the dark underpinnings of the nativity scene, maybe if they stopped being a progressive cesspool, they could—you know—attract more readers. Here are some of their greatest hits. Oh, yeah—there’s some incest apologists in the mix, along with the typical nutty theocratic takeover/Handmaid’s Tale garbage. Also, terrorism is all our fault. More.
Reality check: If progressives return to power in the United States, Salon could have a fortune lavished on it – like the CBC in Canada. Serious resources to get out the progressive message.
See also: Why so much traditional mainstream news now sounds like oppo research