Monday, April 30, 2012

The irony of it all

It is not without irony that The Huffington Post broke the news that The American Prospect, "an influential liberal politics and policy magazine, could shut its doors at the end of May unless the nonprofit publication raises a half million dollars to fill a current funding gap." Meanwhile, Arianna's brain-child -- the now giant "Internet newspaper" that produces a smidgen of journalism and links prodigiously to the rest -- rakes in millions. One publication gives us what we need to know (e.g., "The Limits of Equality"). The other gives us what we want to know (e.g., "Kim Cattrall's Bikini Days"). That said, and knowing that life is not fair, I say to HuffPo, live long and prosper. And yet, as Macbeth said, "So foul and fair a day I have not seen."

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