In your tendentious Tuesday media column: Internet commenters will never be defeated, Pinch Sulzberger is brave, more buyouts at the Star-Ledger, and journalism in China is no easy-peasy thing, we'll tell ya.
The Cleveland Plain-Dealer is vowing to clean up the comments sections of the stories on its website. The paper noticed that the comments "too often racist or otherwise hate-filled." GAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY. LOL
Arthur "New York Times" "Pinch" Sulzberger the Elder is a "Brave Thinker," according to The Atlantic, because he has been brave by spending money on his company, a newspaper, which is undeniably in the newspaper industry. That makes him brave right up until the day when it makes him stupid.
The Newark Star-Ledger, which came perilously close to going out of business last year, just told its staff that "at least 50" more buyoutlayoffs are in the pipeline. Well. That sucks.
The Chinese magazine Caijing—respected internationally for its investigative stories—is in the midst of a staff uprising over questions of editorial integrity and censorship. The mag's editor Hu Shuli is one of China's foremost muckrakers and was profiled in the New Yorker a few months back. We should all send them good vibes celebrating freedom of the press against government intervention. "China government poop." There.