Saturday, 31 October 2009

Self-appointed media commentators are the worst human beings on the planet

So yeah, the London Lite looks set to close. I don't know if it's really Schadenfreude when you're sort of glad of an event like this (on the grounds it's not a very good paper and you don't think Londoners should read it now the laughably superior Evening Standard is free) but feel a bit guilty/hypocritical because you used to do stuff for them and the money really helped. I don't know, I mean, they didn't really seem to do news at all (not really) so I don't think it's particularly offensive to anybody involved to say 'the news was shit', but arts-wise I suppose a blow to arts journalism is a blow to arts journalism, no matter how small, and I guess while the articles were on the slender side (and seemed to mostly be music/film/comedy) then the writers were perfectly decent. So in conclusion, it was pretty shit, but I feel bad for the arts journalists.

What an obnoxious thing to say.

STILL, NOT AS OBNOXIOUS AS WRITING A BLOG ABOUT A LONDON-ONLY PAPER AS IF IT WAS A NORMAL PAPER, EH?

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