Verity du jour

David Simon:

  They’ll make more money putting out a mediocre paper than they would putting out a better paper. They know this. It’s their equation. They’re quite content with mediocrity.
  And within that culture we have people that are saying, “oh no, we’re going to do more with less,” which is one of the great lies of the 21st century. What it means is we’re going to less with less. And that’s the nature of what journalism is becoming.

… or the nature of newspaper journalism, anyway.

Via Ed Cone, whom I have not seen in far too long.