An Old Media Trend I Endorse

Q: Who will the NYT endorse for President in 2012?
A: The question is irrelevant since the NYT will no longer exist in 2012.

Q: How will the NYT change if it's bought by the government?
A: The NYT won't change...except its employees will have a worse health plan.

Q: What will be the new masthead motto of the NYT if it's bailed out by the government?
A: "All the news that's fit to s***."

Q: Will there be any personnel changes at the NYT if the government buys it?
A: Yes. Frank Rich will be promoted to a newly created Obama Administration post: "Deputy Undersecretary for Theatrical and Culinary Correctness."

Posted by MarkJ at November 11, 2008 2:00 PM

Sister Pedantic here, Herr Vanderleun, but it's Schadenfreude. You have Schandenfreude...On the other hand. Schandenfreude would mean taking pleasure in someone's disgrace or humiliation or shame. Never mind.

Posted by Jewel at November 11, 2008 7:02 PM

Oh,.... okay.

Posted by vanderleun at November 11, 2008 7:36 PM

More prophetic than we care to acknowledge, I fear.

Posted by Mark Miller at November 12, 2008 6:12 AM

I wrote a somewhat similar snarly post about saving the mailmen here.

Posted by Bob W. at November 12, 2008 8:59 AM

I meant "snarky".

Posted by Bob W. at November 12, 2008 10:56 AM