Comment on Bradblog today….
Hey! I woke up to some awful and creepy news in my inbox this “morning”:
After more than a decade of working with The Moscow and St. Petersburg Times, Chris Floyd was “let go” today by the new editor – a young lad fresh out of business school who wrote Chris;
“The column no longer fits in with our plans.”
That’s it, after 10 years of the column, 12 years overall with the paper. One day to the next.
After August 11, Floyd will no longer be published in The Moscow or St. Petersburg Times.
Chris Floyd, whose webpage Empire Burlesque many of us know and love, would seem to be getting the treatment, the old clean-the-media-of-that-subversive-truth-stuff treatment, at workâ€¦ on the very same day he publishes the third edition of Empire Burlesque â€” High Crimes and Low Comedy in the Bush Imperium.
I’m gonna email the editors[at]themoscowtimes[dot]com and tell them how I feel about this. I’m not going to swear. I’m pretty sure I won’t use profanity. But I am SO sick of this stuff. Maybe I’ll let the young lad know that it stepping straight into fascistic conformism isn’t the best way to start one’s career.
Damn! Double damnâ€¦ Quintuple damn!!!!!