At first, the regime did not obstruct its former exponent but, as the differences were increasing, and the Serb policy went from one defeat to another, unpleasant witnesses who knew the propaganda machine from inside and couldn't be discredited as "traitors and foreign merceneries" became more and more undesirable. Gradually, larger state-controlled distribution companies started to block the distribution and withold payments for the sold copies of "Argument"; finally, the editorial board was forced to cease publishing. Their press release states, among other, that "lately, the pressure on 'Argument' has tremendously increased; this pressure is evident in the obstruction of the distribution of the magazine and in the inability to collect the debts for the larger part of the sold circulation".
Soon afterwards, the official Serbian policy was forced to change its course and the magazine which at first tried to support every "patriotic" option, regardelss whether it was coming from the regime or opposition circles, found itself on the exposed ground: it became a dead weight to the regime, the opposition had no confidence in the journalists whom had previously excelled in the total support of the regime, and the market showed no interest for the articles by Dragos Kalajic, Milic od Macve and other "intellectuals" who wrote for this paper. Hence, "Pravda" ceased publication after about twenty issues, since it couldn't prove itself at the market nor earn confidence of any sort of political sponsors.
Kragujevac magazine "Pogledi" [views] had a completely different history: it started as a socialist-realistic magazine of the Kragujevac University students; at the end of the eighties, it was in hands of the editorial board led by Miroslav Samardzic who turned it into a tool for the rehabilitation of the Ravna Gora movement and the Serbian Chetniks as a second Serbian anti-fascist army. Front pages with the pictures of Draza Mihajlovic, "Serbian Uncle", and the reaffirmation of the ideology and iconography which had been a compete taboo for fifty years [since the end of WWII], contributed to an unbelievable market success of formerly anonymous student magazine from Kragujevac. Circulation grew precipitously until it reached almost 200,000 sold copies (at least according to the editorial board). In Serbia, in the throws of "national awakening" and newly composed anti-communist orientation it was considered "in" to read "Pogledi", and the collaboration with the paper became the matter of prestige for the "hard-line" rightist intellectuals.
When the war morale and the nationalist zeal of the manipulated masses began to wane, the circulation of "Pogledi" fell significantly; the paper faced the fact that their goods were becoming uncompetitive at the local ideas market. Neither the regime (which, because of ideological reasons didn't like the glorification of the Chetnik movement), nor the democratic opposition, nor the world public did anything to save the paper which was the symbol of the darkest ideology in the history of the Serb nation.
"Pogledi" quietly ceased publication a few months ago. It is obvious that the time of the press with the strong nationalist orientation has passed, and that the authorities are doing all they can in order to "assist" its demise. Only the most gullible individuals believe that the regime has realized that the support for nationalism was a mistake. The regime is simply trying to remove the evidence that there was ever a war and "state-sponsored" nationalism in this country.