I mean, like we didn’t know this, but it turns out he’s not just a moron about the things he writes about, he’s amoron about the medium which publishes his work:
Friedman is now “pro some kind of pay model,” he says. “My own feeling
is, we have to do anything we can to raise money,” he told me. “At some
point we gotta charge for our product.”
Dipshit, you ALREADY charge for your product. You charge for it and make a shit ton of money from it. You charge the readers of your PAPER, which apparently no one cares about anymore even though it makes the company millions, and you charge the advertisers on your web site, and the advertisers in your paper, and all of that makes you a fuckton of money.FUCK. TON. But it’s not enough, or as much as it used to be, so suddenly it’s necessary to kill what little goodwill you have left by making people go dig through their bags and pull out their wallets and type in a credit card number every third Monday to read your nonsense? Seriously?
It is too early in the morning (and it’s after 10 a.m., but I’m saying) for this much stupidity.
Via Balloon Juice, which, this SO MUCH:
Such are the harsh judgements that must be made when a Very Serious Person’sfamily fortunes are cruelly reduced from a decently prosperous $3-billion-plus to a mere handful of millions.
I mean, honestly.