Friday, June 29, 2007

Join me in thanking Jon Wiener for the statement, "Like many mediocre newspaper chains, New Times has imposed productivity standards for writers"; for "The New Times papers, he says, 'are edited as though their accountants had already set the date of the final edition, perhaps a decade from now. They are wringing the last dollars out of what they regard as a dying medium, even as they slowly murder it'"; and for pretty much nailing the entire fiasco that the papers bought out have become or are well on their way to becoming.