Guardian Picks Up Blogger Who Escaped From Murdoch's Paywall

from the just-want-to-be-free dept

This is amusing. The UK's The Guardian has been a strong advocate of keeping online news free and has pointed out how paywalls are generally a very, very bad idea. Of course, its competitor, Rupert Murdoch's The Times of London has famously put up a paywall. Right when that happened, we noted that a blogger for The Times had chosen to part ways with The Times, as he had no interest in having his own work hidden behind a paywall where it harmed his own, personal brand. It seemed likely that other top journalists would look for positions that were better for their own careers as well.

Now, in a bit of a snarky move towards The Times, the Guardian has agreed to start hosting the blogger who left The Times. Yes, the Baby Barista blog has jumped from The Times, to its own site, to The Guardian in the course of a month.

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    Anonymous Coward, Jul 2nd, 2010 @ 3:53pm

    freetard slurs

    Funny, I read the Guardian a few months ago, and they kept insulting the mentally handicap with demonstratives like "freetard"?

    I dropped them from my feed and requested that they print a retraction, and refrain from slandering the mentally challenged...

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    Anonymous Coward, Jul 3rd, 2010 @ 3:47am

    Re: freetard slurs

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    Anonymous, Jul 4th, 2010 @ 3:54am

    freetard slurs

    Reading Guardian may cause one to become freetard as it's run by a bunch of greedy retards

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    Mikael (profile), Jul 5th, 2010 @ 10:36pm

    Re: freetard slurs

    You probably should have found out what a freetard was before making yourself sound like an idiot by asking them to print a retraction. If you need some help finding out what it is, I'll help you out a bit.

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