Henry Purcell - King Arthur (Come If You Dare)
As you all can see I take nationalism very seriously.
The view from our ivory tower? Freaking beautiful! And we didn’t realize that 3 years as a mostly online publication made us the Established Print Media, but, um that’s cool too.
Hi Politico! Thanks so much for engaging with your audience! Coupla things though:
- you were founded by Jim Harris and Jim VandeHei, two veteran Washington Post reporters; you were financially backed by Albritton Communications, an arm of ABC-Disney; you employ such high-profile journalists as Mike Allen (formerly of the New York Times and Time), Ben Smith (Wall Street Journal and New York Daily News), and Roger Simon (CEO of PajamasMedia). Sounds pretty established to me!
- you distribute a print edition five days a week when congress is in session. Sounds pretty printy to me!
- you have a peculiarly smug way of engaging your audience—at least when compared to the likes of SB Nation, Capital New York, or heck, even Buzzfeed, who at least has a sense of humor about it all—and while I’m from New Jersey and therefore pretty comfortable with people engaging with me like this, the rest of your audience might not take too kindly to you guys being a bunch of assholes.
Corporate media winning hearts and minds. That’s just one of the thousand reasons I won’t EVER follow any of those sites.