What the Market Will Bear

So that New York Times article I discussed in my last post mentions as an aside that General Petraeus and Macaulay Dean Ann Kirschner spent the spring emailing each other about an oped they hoped to get published in the Times.

JK Trotter, the Gawker reporter, has now gotten dozens of pages of emails between these two, of which he estimates roughly half are devoted to this draft oped.  He has just tweeted two different parts of this draft. It’s—how shall I put this?—a real meeting of the minds.

This is what we were about to pay $200,000 for. And what we’re already paying however-much-a-dean-makes $245,000 for. Damn, that would have been an expensive oped!


  1. Blinkenlights der Gutenberg July 15, 2013 at 11:54 pm | #

    Oh wow. That has to make you cringe.

  2. js. July 16, 2013 at 12:38 am | #

    But, come on! They’re ensuring academic excellence by providing their students with xx, yy, and zz. We barely got ww where I went to school.

  3. thesystemoftheworld July 16, 2013 at 12:58 am | #

    So this is Mad Libs? I remember Mad Libs…fun times, not worth $200,000 though.

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