Thursday, October 18, 2012

But How Does This Affect Megan McArdle?

Also, Mickey Kaus right?
P.P.S.: You think Barry Diller can afford to pay Howie Kurtz’s salary and Andrew Sullivan’s salary and Megan McArdle’s salary and Peter Boyer’s salary on the revenues from a website? I don’t. The market is about to be flooded with high-priced talent jumping ship, or being pushed. …
Yes, it appears this Boyer person is already history. On the other hand, they wouldn't have stopped print-Newsweek if it were making money, would they? So if they've stopped the bleeding, maybe there'll be more or sufficient money to pay the remaining "high-priced talent."

Looks like Kaus may only be mostly wrong, not actually correct. We'd hate to see McArdle replace him at Tucker's repository of high-priced talent. She might not work as cheaply as he does.

4 comments:

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

"The schaden freudes itself."
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Frank Moraes said...

It is a crazy story, but hardly surprising. The hire of Tina Brown was proof enough that Newsweek was in trouble. But the last 6 months of the rag were even worse than I thought. More on exactly this in a more catty style:

Newsweek's Dead; Long Live the Beast!

Aunt Snow said...

"Talent?" Snerk!

Hey, congrats, MB you got linked at C & L!

M. Bouffant said...

More Eyeballs* Editor:
Our man Tengrain comes through again!

*Yet, no added revenue. Ah well.

Popularity. Like Junior High. This is mostly because I'm curious. You should all be ashamed.