Fat Steve's Blatherings

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

TimesDelete, Part Two

        A few days ago, I mentioned Mickey Kaus's idea for
Timesdelete,.  You'd pay the New York Times, and you'd get to vote on which columnist has to go on vacation for a while.  The "winner" would be paid, but not allowed to write for a month or so.

        Now, Kaus suggests that TimesDelete is already in place, it's just called TimesSelect.  If conservatives will just buy TimesSelect for a year, the Times will continue its experiment.  But since huge numbers of people who used to be exposed to Dowd, Krugman, and Friedman won't read them, their influence will dwindle.  A year from now, we could refuse to renew, but by then the columnists would be hasbeens.

        I must say, it is a tempting thought.  Still, recalling Napoleon's adage to never interfere with an enemy when he's making a mistake, I'll have to think about this for awhile.  Would it be worse for the Times if they had to dump TimesSelect a year from now, or very quickly?

THE HOUSE OF SAUD MUST BE DESTROYED — AND WILL BE!

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