Rupert Murdoch is worth four billion dollars, and yet he says he has to start charging you next year for access to all of his online news. Yup, that means FoxNews.com, too.
"Quality journalism is not cheap," Murdoch says. He also warns that, to protect that newly for-fee content, "We'll be asserting our copyright at every point." Oh well, there goes my ability to quote Fox News to prove my points.
Note that your favorite local online media mogul (that's me, silly) has net worth of maybe $200,000 (and that might require selling a couple kidneys). I have no plans to start charging for my online content: read, comment, enjoy for free! Of course, contributions are always welcome. If you'd like to help me keep up with the Murdochs (or just spit on their shoes), ring the Tip Jar in the lefthand sidebar.
Think of it this way: would you rather hand over your online mad money to some cranky Australian tycoon or to a friendly, occasionally funny lakeside blogger who will spend your money right here in South Dakota?
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