My new Kindle Fire 7 arrived with The Washington Post presubscribed for some free trial period. The headlines are horrible but fascinating -- it's like having a sewer back up through a tidal pool every day: repulsive but you have to look. Alas, it's also banal and on the whole, represents the same dumbing-down that caused me to drop the local paper some years ago. You can line catboxes just as well with the free hippie newspaper.
You give 'em a First Amendment and what do they do with it? Print photos of swimmers giving death stares at their competitors.
6 months ago