Over the last couple of months I’ve noted how Tina Brown had shifted gears slightly throwing in the odd conservative cover to increase sales to the horror of the left.
It seems Tina Brown’s adoption of capitalism wasn’t a conversion, apparently like Confederate General Joe Johnson sudden decision to become an aggressive offensive commander in 1865 it was a last ditch attempt to avoid destruction.
We are announcing this morning an important development at Newsweek and The Daily Beast. Newsweek will transition to an all-digital format in early 2013. As part of this transition, the last print edition in the United States will be our Dec. 31 issue.
Allister jokes about the Socialism Cover, it makes sense. It has been noted that the problem with socialism is you eventually run out of other people’s money, apparently this has happened to Ms. Brown.
There is however a more interesting point that makes me snicker.
I’m completing my 100th week on the air as the host of DaTechGuy on DaRadio this Saturday. I noted that when I introduced myself as a blogger with a Radio Show I was granted little respect at events (on one occasion referred to as a “wannabe” by security and barred) My writing, my readership etc meant nothing, I was “just a blogger” so I didn’t matter. Now that the radio show is well established with 100 weeks with 50,000 Watts behind me nobody questions my credentials anymore.
Come January 1st Newsweek is going to become…a blog, albeit a group blog with some famous contributors.
I wonder if in the future I will see security at some national events bar folk from Newsweek as just bloggers, “wannabes”? If there I’ll be delighted to put a good word in for them.
Of course that assumes there are people actually working there that they are able to Pay to GO to national events, perhaps Ms. Brown can put a tip jar on the Daily Beast site. If she asked Stacy McCain very nicely he can give her some tips on how to properly shake it. Maybe someday, with luck she can make Newsweek worth as much as a value fries again.
Update: Hey Tina Brown is on Morning Joe today. The question is will she still be welcome in 90 days when she becomes just another cheetos eating blogger? Mmmmmm Cheetos!
Update 2: I wonder if the left wing backers who bankrolled Brown decided she just wasn’t useful enough