Saturday, January 31, 2009

The Rest Is Silence Schadenfreude.

Isn't this all a little pie-in-the-sky, however? Who could imagine supplanting the venerable Associated Press wire service, for instance?

"We'd be foolish not to try," Simon replied, grinning toward Johnson. "You're sitting four feet away from the guy who ended Dan Rather's career."

And so it ends. Pajamas Media, a laughingstock even in the embryonic stage, is no more. Putz, one of the founders, is already attempting to distance himself from the operation, despite spending more than three years driving most its traffic:

I don’t have much to do with the PJM business side...

Althouse -- who had PJs number from the get-go -- is not as gleeful as I'd hoped, merely observing that PJs has "collapsed." Immolated seems to me a better word, but that's a quibble.

For the point-and-laff crowd, there are some pleasures to be had. Getting slapped in the face by Roger Simon has sent The Anchoress even further off-kilter. Here she is, explaining why PJTV just ain't for her:

...[T]he Lord’s overgenerous endowment in my chestal area makes any notion of camera work unthinkable, particularly in HD where the girls might terrify some.

If that isn't proof of a malevolent god, I don't know what is.

Anyway, I'm sure there will be lotsa recriminations and fun to be had. You can expect, or at least hope for, this estimable gentleman to weigh in. Beg him, if you have to. Or go check out K., who speaks for all: "It took a lot longer than I ever imagined it would..." No kidding! Who knew PJs would outlast its own death pool?

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