Well, this isn’t playing nice

Got this the other day:

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Okay, so I’ve been off doing other things. Plus, I’m bored with social media. My support for it, however, has not diminished at all. It’s just “back in the day” it was the Wild Web of the West. Now everybody is doing it. Having said that, I still follow several people on blogs and Twitter. Facebook I’ve punted for all the reasons many of you know about.

NYT pulling the plug on Green blog

This change will allow us to direct production resources to other online projects. — More.

In other words, it was a non-revenue product.

And there’s this: This is terrible news, to say the least. When the Times announced in January that it was dismantling its three-year-old environment pod and reassigning its editors and reporters to other desks, managing editor Dean Baquet insisted that the outlet remained as committed as ever to covering the environment. Obviously, that was an outright lie.


‘No Silence Here’ is eight years old

Eight years ago this month some fellow loony-tunes at the KNS talked me into starting a blog, two years after I started covering TN blogs. Now that I’m on the outside looking in, I see even more how deranged they were. I mean, really, there ought to be some mental evaluations done. Case in point: Look at what it lead to.

Happy birthday, NSH, you child of some twisted thoughts, warped minds and unstable personalities.