From the ElPasoMatters.org About Us page:
Our organization retains full authority over editorial content to protect the best journalistic and business interests of our organization.
These guys are journalists. They know what words mean.
They promise to retain full authority over editorial content “to protect the best . . . business interests of our organization.”
And then they start talking about their editorial independence.
The plutocrats better start digging in their seat cushions to come up with some cheese for this taco.
The new reality is the same as the old reality: the news belongs to the people that pay for it.
We could start giving money to El Paso Matters, but no matter how much we donated, the fat cats would still be able to outbid us.
But God bless El Paso Matters.
Meet the new boss. Same as the old boss.
Get used to it.
By the way, if you’ve ever considered donating a buck or two to El Chuqueño, now would be a good time. You can do it now via that PayPal link on the sidebar. Thanks.