May 17, 2005

The Noah Challenge

In response to the New York Timesí decision to start charging $50 a year to access its op-ed pages online in September, Slateís Timothy Noah is asking readers to take $25 and allocate a dollar amount to each of the current op-ed columnists (the other $25 covers the access fee to the paperís archives). Here's my list:

Thomas L. Friedman: $20
David Brooks: $8
John Tierney: $4
Paul Krugman: $1
Nicholas D. Kristof: $1
Bob Herbert: $1
Frank Rich: $0
Maureen Dowd: $-10

Posted by Stephen Silver at May 17, 2005 03:23 PM

Interesting how you think the three most conservative writers on the page are worth the most money.

Posted by: Karol at May 18, 2005 01:59 AM

Am I missing something, or does your dollar allocation add up to $35? If you knock Friedman down to $15, you meet the stated criteria, and I agree with your allocation 100%--whatever that is worth.

Posted by: DBrooks at May 18, 2005 10:07 AM

it adds up to 35, then minus 10 for MoDo = 25.

Posted by: LilB at May 18, 2005 01:26 PM

I missed the -$10 for MoDo--I tend to ignore her at all costs. So, I WAS missing something, as usual. I find your assessment even more accurate now.

Posted by: DBrooks at May 18, 2005 11:17 PM
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