“Stop the monkey business — Free the news!”
The East Valley Tribune has a few words to say about the Periódico de la República de Arizona’s (Arizona Republic) “paywall” and new policy of charging for online content that was implemented Monday. The Trib calls it “monkey business“ and has a very smart monkey who has hired on to do their ads. He says a mouthful when he exclaims, “Ya know, my grandpa once taught me, why buy the cow when you can get the milk for free? Well that’s the way I feel about my news. Free the news. Free the News!”
Here’s what the East Valley Tribune has to say:
“On Sept. 10, azcentral.com implemented a “paywall” across its website so it can charge you for the news.
You’ll be watched as you click on stories, and when you’ve read too much on their site – or clicked too many pictures, watched too many videos, or commented on too many op-ed pieces – that’s it.
If you’re not signed up for a pricey new subscription plan, you’re done. Locked out.
Here at EastValleyTribune.com, we’re inviting you and anyone who cares about Valley news to stop the monkey business and free the news. That’s right: Free. The. News.
We believe the news should be free – 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
And you won’t be asked to enter a credit card on our site or risk being locked out.
We agree with the smart monkey. There’s no reason to pay for a leftwing slant on what should be a straight news report. Head over to the East Valley Tribune. That’s where your friends will be.
Free the News!