Monday, September 19, 2005

Today we lose our Times op-eds to the martini drinkers.

Martin Nisenholtz, president of New York Times Digital, explains the new TimesSelect 'service' that effective today charges the Times' online readers $50 for previously free content, saying...
their willingness to fork over "the equivalent to buying a few martinis" for an annual subscription could be expected. [E&P]
Ah, I can just see their next local advertising slogan...
Subscribe to The New York Times -- Newspaper of Martini Drinkers.
Well, we already knew it sure isn't the newspaper of subway riders.