In a inconvenience to satire in blogtopia™ [skippy]
the New York Times
is following the lead of the Northwest Florida Daily News
and will begin charging for its on-line content. At $50/year it is highly unlikely that the blog jesters will be willing to pay for access to the Times
op-ed page when the fun articles will be released later in syndication. This will of course sharply reduce the number of visitors to the NYT
web site, with a corresponding decrease in advertising revenue.
For some reason I don't think the snarkmeisters will be willing to part with their wages from 8 hours at Wendy's
making chili to read David Brooks a couple of days sooner.