The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

7 May 2007

Minnesota lice

I'd be willing to bet the Star Tribune would never have bumped Lileks off his column had he been, oh, let's say, a transsexual sportswriter.

I console myself with the thought of, say, Norm Coleman dispatched to Zimbabwe to cover Robert Mugabe — in the Strib tradition, with two coats of whitewash.

Bonus quote from Bill Peschel:

This is like taking a Kentucky Derby winner and having it pull a cart.

Incidentally, the old Star-Journal and Tribune ad Lileks is using for Bleat art this week boasts daily circulation of 400,000. Currently, the Strib claims 361,172. Somehow I don't think this is going to help.

Posted at 1:02 PM to Dyssynergy


Hopefully Lileks finds a better gig and blows the Strib off. What were they thinking? Apparently, they weren't.

Posted by: Jeffro at 4:55 PM on 7 May 2007

Indeed. If I were you two, I'd call the Strib up right now and cancel your subscriptions.

Posted by: Matt at 9:17 PM on 7 May 2007

Lileks will land on his feet. The Strib? On their ass.

Posted by: RebeccaH at 9:21 PM on 7 May 2007

We'll see how quickly they delete a website registration. My guess is they're loath to give up sending out those three or four spams a week. (Five since April 30, if anyone is keeping score. Besides me, I mean.)

Posted by: CGHill at 9:30 PM on 7 May 2007