Jan 15, 2013

Could Bolt do a Sullivan and blog solo? Don’t hold your breath

US-based blogger Andrew Sullivan is ditching The Daily Beast to go it alone -- and is asking readers to pay for it. Could the same approach work for big-name commentators here?

Matthew Knott

Former Crikey media reporter

Andrew Sullivan, for those not familiar with the blogger’s work, is Christopher Hitchens 2.0: a professional provocateur who delights in pissing off both the Right and Left. Although he still identifies as a conservative — he backed the Iraq war, is wary of universal healthcare and is opposed to progressive taxation — Sullivan has supported Democrats at the last three presidential elections. He’s pro-gay marriage, against the “war on drugs” and believes abortion is morally wrong.

He is, in other words, anything but predictable.

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5 thoughts on “Could Bolt do a Sullivan and blog solo? Don’t hold your breath

  1. klewso

    Too true, who could live on hairballs?

  2. David Allen

    I’d contribute $20 a year to a Mega blog no prob. Probably more.

  3. Dan Gulberry

    I’d be more than happy to pay Bolt $10 a year NOT to blog.

  4. Liamj

    We should be encouraging Bolt to escape his loss-making sheltered workshop and join the real economy.

    If Anthony Wattsupwiththat can make six figures from pretending to ‘get’ climate science and constantly denying anthropogenic global warming, why shouldn’t Ruperts 1st stooge do same?

  5. Liamj

    Oops: The Hun makes money, its The Australian that is propped up, mea culpa.

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