Friday, November 12, 2010

NEWSWEEK-mandias



I met a traveller from an antique land
Who said: Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
Stand in the desert. Near them, on the sand,
Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown
And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command
Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,
The hand that mocked them and the heart that fed.
And on the pedestal these words appear:
"My name is Ozymandias, king of kings:
Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!"
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare
The lone and level sands stretch far away.

- Shelly, 1818

How the mighty hath fallen!

The New York Observer reports that NEWSWEEK, recently sold for $1 and a player to be named later, is being merged with...

...wait for it now....

THE DAILY BEAST.

And Tina Gurdley Brown (yes I know that's not her real name, it's called sarcasm) has been appointed as the new editor of the, er, cross (to use a nicer term for what this really represents).

Tina Brown, an international news editor?

Why don't they just call it the Daily Breast and have done with it?

Next up: New York Times merges with BIG JOURNALISM, the Washington Post with the Drudge Report, and TIME with The Michigan Silverback.

Let's just hope that the paper versions have non-water-soluable ink, IYKWIM.....

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