If the New York Times is so bad why do folks even care if there's a paywall? You could be reading HuffPost instead. Otherwise, in a part of the world where there's no newsstand availability, I read my 20 'freebies' a month, usually in two or three days. Then I select everything after the question mark, hit delete and return, and read another hundred or so articles, sometimes even clicking on the ads. I can't resist those New York City stories.