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Sunday, August 21, 2005

frank rich: blogger

Dear New York Times:

Please keep all of your content available to all of us here online in the week it comes out. (note: They're making editorial content paid subscription only in a few weeks.)

You see, when we get op-ed pieces like Frank Rich's The Swift Boating of Cindy Sheehan, we bloggers want to share it, to link to it, to spread the word.

That's the funny thing about the truth, it wants to be free. And, as you well know, we on the blogs like to give the truth a kick in the pants and get it out there. Frank Rich's words deserve the widest possible audience because they represent an opinion, a voice, and a consensus figure of opposition.

And when we see that Rich's editorial itself is hyperlinking to other pieces, to other locations....just like every single one of us bloggers does...isn't that a candid admission....that if not an outright "blogger"...Frank Rich's words, his op-ed piece, is caught up, like all of the content on the blogs, in a much larger web of inter-connectedness?

Dear NYT, the truth wants to be free. You're headed in the wrong direction.

Turn around and join us.

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3 Comments:

  • I don't think I've ever read Rich's editorials by going to the NYTimes page directly. It's always from another link.

    We link it from ePluribus every Sunday.

    By Blogger NYBri, at 8:29 PM  

  • Or better yet. Leave the editorial page and charge for the news.

    I'd be happy.

    By Blogger Ratprick, at 10:59 AM  

  • Amen

    By Blogger Dean, at 4:16 PM  

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