Monday, January 19, 2009

The Source cans the sauce

The economy? Is there even still an economy in America? Isn't that why everyone is huddling together for warmth in the parks by the Smithsonian?

With the downturn now so bad the US Treasury is thinking of issuing Pogs instead of Dollars, it's perhaps counter-intuitive for The Source to be turning away adverts. But it is, taking a gamble that refusing "booty ads" (porn, escort services, that sort of thing) might make the magazine a bit more mainstream and tempt a higher quality of advertisers. Sure, it's a profit-driven principle, but at least it's still principled.