Dear Mr. Mayor,
Recently, you told the Atlantic that you prefer getting your news via broadsheet rather than on those things you call "blogs," and that you aren't even entirely sure what the difference is between a blog and a newspaper. You even added that you think we might be bringing society to a newer, dumber, level of journalism with these so-called "blogs."
Mr. Mayor, I'd like to make a case for a world in which we all can live together in some sort of journalistic Utopian society. First, you are right in some respects. I don't want to get my updates on international news from a place from some snarky bloggers . But when I want to hear about asshole babies, or an account of someone who was mugged at an upscale yogurt shop, I need a place to call my own. You think the NYT is gonna feature a story about tree sweaters? HELL NO.
Sometimes you need to see 29 People Caught Reading 50 Shades of Grey in Public.
Sometimes you need 101 ways to make stupid DIY shit that you could easily buy at Bed, Bath, and Beyond (or not).
Sometimes, you need to see a popular, butter-lovin' chef riding things.
I am with you to a point, Mr. Mayor...let's get our news from the actual paper, but don't fuck with our digital midday joy-injections. We need these, so we can keep reading the actual news.