Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Another Brick in the Wall


Arianna Huffington on why writers at the Huffington Post (8.9 million visitors in February alone and more than $20 million in capital investment) don't get paid (via Galleycat):

"Self expression is the new entertainment," she explained. "We never used to question why people sit on the couch for seven hours a day watching bad TV. Nobody ever asked, 'Why are they doing that for free?' We need to celebrate that moment rather than question it."

Words fail me.

UPDATE: But they don't fail Drunk Hulk: "WRITERS ON HUFFINGTON POST NO GET PAY! DRUNK HULK NO IDEA IT WAS HIGH SCHOOL NEWSPAPER!"