February 25, 2003

RAISE RUSH LIMBAUGH’S BLOOD PRESSURE — KEEP SALON ALIVE! So writes David Talbot, who I suspect is more of a threat to his creditors’ stress levels than to Limbaugh’s. Actually, of course, I’d like to see Salon survive, but I don’t really see how it can.

It’s Mickey Kaus who does (well, did) the “assignment desk” feature, but I’d like to see someone who really understands the economics of web publishing, and who can get insiders to dish, write a postmortem piece that clearly — and, probably, juicily — explains just how it’s possible to go through that much money publishing a web magazine.