We haven’t said much about the recently announced merger of Phoenix-based New Times (owner of Denver’s shrinking Westword) and Village Voice Media, mostly because our mothers taught us not to speak ill of the dead.
Still, now that a requisite period of mourning has passed, we just had to pass along this on-the-money commentary, which includes the following gems:
“…Phoenix text factory…”
“…the Clear Channel of alt-weeklies…”
“…New Times’ unmistakably bland template…”
“…A true alternative publication is informed by the politics of dissent, and New Times dissents from nothing…”
…”New Times’ weeklies are un-housebroken puppies, peeing on everything and shredding the furniture because, well, it sure is entertaining…”