This is my last post at True Slant. As most of you have probably already read, Forbes acquired the blog, and the bloggers will be hearing by the end of the month who will be making the transition, and who will be cut. I’ve decided to return to my original blog ahead of schedule simply because I don’t think (for obvious reasons) I would be a good fit for the Forbes franchise even if I had been asked to join the team.
Other than that, I want to basically echo what Taibbi already wrote. Much thanks to Coates Bateman, Michael Roston, and Lewis Dvorkin, all hardworking champions, who gave me a job when other editors fainted at my use of profanity and/or selected topics of writing. True Slant operated on a really novel idea: bloggers deserve to be paid for their work, and independent journalism should be free of censorship.
You have no idea how rare that is (unless you’re a blogger, and these days, who isn’t?)
I hope my True Slant followers will join me over at the old (now new again) Unreported.