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September 23, 2005

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Patrick R. Sullivan

'My official prediction is that the new Times Select will go down alongside "New Coke" as one of the great corporate belly-flops of the era. What, exactly, is the marketing pitch - "Pay for the opinions no one else is talking about"? Good luck.'

Maybe that's what got Krugman to whimper like a spanked puppy today.

kim

I've a great idea. Since TimeSelect is not public then don't let Public Editor Calame interfere. It could get really fun.
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Norman Rogers

Who would pay to read Bob Hebert or Maureen Dowd? John Tierney always has something to say -- as does David Brooks on occasion. Paul Krugman is damaged goods and only appeals to the Bush haters.

How can they possibly make enough money from subscriptions to pay their upkeep? Even worse, this project will expose the limited appeal the Times' op-ed voice has for print readers as well, and newsprint isn't getting cheaper -- and ad revenue is shrinking.

kim

Ahem. Information is a growth industry. A rising tide floats all boats. Except those with massive gaps in their structure and cargos of deadweight.
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cathyf

I'm still fascinated that the NYT has adopted the exact inverse of the only successful newspaper pay site, the WSJ. At the Journal the opinions and editorials are free, and it's the hard news and financial data that you have to pay for. Maybe it's because I'm from naturally modest rural midwest America, but the idea of asking people to PAY for the right to hear you pitch your opinion is a bit rich. Especially when you are not charging for the production of straight news, which is something we expect to pay for here.

cathy :-)

richard mcenroe

Kim -- "I've a great idea. Since TimeSelect is not public then don't let Public Editor Calame interfere. It could get really fun."

Hey, then maybe Steven J. could get a gig there and SHOW us all what a real liberal looks like...

Tyro

Cathy - I'm from the not so modest mid-atlantic region, and I think that it's a bit rich as well ;)

Christopher Fotos

-What, exactly, is the marketing pitch - "Pay for the opinions no one else is talking about"?

Brilliant!

ShoreMark

Cathy: "Especially when you are not charging for the production of straight news..."

You're being intentionally funny there, right? :-)

Zainuddin Banatwala

Those whom the Gods wish to destroy, they first drive mad.

kim

Unfortunately, I have occasion to remember alta kaka with permanent markings on their forearms.
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Synova

I wrote my SSN on my infant son during an evacuation. A few others gave me odd looks and asked about it. They figured it was a good idea once I explained. I don't know if anyone else marked their children, though. Farther on the Navy took pictures and made ID's to hang on the kids necks or pin to the backs of their shirts.

I can have SF horror flick dreams but nothing actually counts as a nightmare unless it's not being able to find my babies.

Francis W. Porretto

As odd as it seems that the Times should choose to charge a hefty price for something no one appears to value, now and then this gambit does increase the market for the thing under discussion. At least for a little while, until people recover their senses.

Diggs

How unbelievably insensitive! A BLACK magic marker, used to help recover bodies? Yeah, LIGHT SKINNED bodies only! This is clearly an evil racist republican plot to make sure the graveyards are filled only with whitey.

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