Chris Hass is the Deputy Publisher of IN THESE TIMES.
Has been for over a year now.
You'd think that position paid a little.
Hence, "We're trying something new" -- the mass e-mailing sent out yesterday to everyone ever foolish enough to provide their e-mail to IN THESE TIMES.
The e-mail opens with a "Hi" -- don't you love familiarity when someone's trying to slip their hand into your wallet? -- and then offers:
No offense, Chris, we get that you're just doing your job.
But your e-mail is annoying and worse.
Exactly what did you do during the last eight years?
Did you challenge Barack Obama's bombings of Iraq?
Did you challenge his Drone War?
Did you report regularly on the ongoing Iraq War?
So what the fuck makes you think we owe a penny to IN THESE TIMES.
It was nothing but an organ for the Democratic Party.
It failed the left repeatedly.
It also failed to cover the ongoing wars.
You don't deserve a penny.
And before you beg next, why don't you do even one damn thing that qualifies as journalism?
We don't need your crap on how the Democratic Party's going to save us.
It hasn't so far, but keep telling that fairy tale to whatever children you can round up.
For those of us who have grown up, we realize that the failure of IN THESE TIMES would actually be liberating for the left -- leaving us one left fake ass outlet that does nothing.