A gentler Valleywag is coming in 2015
Constine writes, “When I expressed my negative opinion on Valleywag’s class war-mongering and the Mayer charity story to Lyons, he replied ‘I know what you mean.’ A more generalist approach could be in the cards. ‘I missed being a journalist and I missed writing about tech. I wanted a platform where I could write about tech everyday and make a living,’ Lyons tells me.
“That could be a shock to people who liked the unapologetic snark of the old ‘wag. Lyons seems interested in a gentler voice. ‘I’ve had a couple [stories] at Daily Beast and Newsweek where I thought, ‘Should I write this story or should I not? It’s going to piss people off, and people I don’t want to piss off.’’
“There are plenty of wrongs to be righted in the Valley, though, especially if Valleywag is concerned with more than just stoking outrage for quick-hit page views. But Lyons isn’t coming from quite as jaded a perspective as his predecessors. ‘I still find basic technology very interesting aside from all the soap opera stuff.'”
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