Guest editors of business newspapers
MediPost, noting that a British newspaper sold 70,000 extra copies earlier this year when it allowed U2 lead singer Bono to pick the stories in the paper, mused about who could be picked to do the same in the States.
President Bush would edit the New York Times, and Tom Cruise would edit the Los Angeles Times, meaning that “The business section can be turned over to an analysis of box office returns for certain action films featuring secret agents, fighter pilots or race car drivers.”
As for the business newspapers, George Simpson wrote, “The Wall Street Journal should give Michael Lewis the reins, so that on the same day we can find out why the Tigers are taking a dive, why your broker makes more money that you do–even though it is his job to make you more money; and how teenagers will use the Internet to bring civilization to its knees.
“The Financial Times can invite in anybody they want (as long as they trade out the pink for something a little more butch), since nobody really reads it, but only carries it to impress the other commuters who are playing Donkey Kong on their $3,000 laptops.”
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