Fat Steve's Blatherings

Thursday, September 22, 2005

TimesDelete

        is a great new idea from Mickey Kaus:
        . . . for $19.95 a month, say, TimesDelete's premium subscribers could vote on one op-ed columnist to take an extended vacation.  If more people picked Krugman rather than Brooks, Krugman would get his salary plus a bonus on the condition that he maintain a meaningful silence for several weeks.  The race would be tight every month, I should imagine, with Republicans and Democrats trying to outvote each other.  But you can't play if you don't pay!  I'd say this is surefire, supplemental revenue stream would bring in way more than the puny $20 or $30 million dollars a year the Times might hope to make from TimesSelect, especially if the business model were extended to the news pages.  Adam Nagourney--your ship has come in!


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

1 Comments:

  • The downside is that you are still getting the rest of the Times.

    By Blogger Ralph, at 9:05 AM  

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