“Paying an Author and Putting Her Down” is a report in the New York Times about Naomi Klein’s odd appearance in the National Post. The Post paid for the rights to run excerpts of Klein’s recent book and thus aided her success. Then, it ran those excerpts beside commentary trashing Klein (example: at worst, “her book reads like an extended conspiracy theory“).
The Times’ piece is an odd and somewhat amusing little tale — what a pity it’s a tale unlikely to be told within Canada’s insular, incenstuous and uber-concentrated mainstream media environment. (Please, someone prove me wrong.)