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.