Gray Lady’s Paywall Will Allow Links from Blogs, Social Media

MediaPost provides details on the New York Times’ upcoming “metered” paywall — and it provides some comfort for bloggers/social media mavens: [T]he so-called “metered model” will allow readers who are referred from third-party sites such as blogs, social media networks...

Carrying GOP water?

First impressions mean a lot.  In that vein, here’s the first paragraph from the front page story in today’s New York Times about Obama’s budget proposal, to be revealed later today: President Obama will propose further tax increases on the affluent to help pay for his promise to make...

The Might of Nation-States, The Temperaments of Ten-Year-Olds

The New York Times wowed everyone yesterday with its analysis of foreign policy at a third-grade level: “In the cabinet room today there was an energy, a feeling that after so long of showing restraint we had finally acted,” said Mark Regev, spokesman for Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, speaking of the weekly...

1998 to Infinity

Shorter Maureen Dowd: “It’s still all about The Clenis.” *headdesk* MoDo + Clinton = burning stoopid yanked from her backside (pass the Preparation-H.) Seriously, by now the question is largely rhetorical (if ubiquitous), but still bears repeating: Why the fuck does this worthless,...

American “Values”

The wingnuts reaction to the New York Times story on Obama and Ayers that doesn’t find too many connections between the two can be summarized as thus: “The MSM ignored all of Obama’s connections to a terrorist who tried killing Americans!” The ironies here are blinding.  William...

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