(WashingtonPost.com) — Recently released figures showing a sharp drop in Post circulation have prompted two predictable reader responses: angst and glee. Older subscribers, most of whom do not read news online, have expressed fear the printed Post will soon disappear. Chronic critics of Post news coverage and editorials have celebrated plummeting readership. Both are myths. The newspaper isn’t about to vanish. And despite eroding circulation, combined print and online readership of The Post has never been higher.