Left-Wing Union Forces Shutdown of Leading Left-Wing Blog

It's funny when lefty economics are applied to the Left

"Big fleas have little fleas upon their backs to bite 'em, And little fleas have lesser fleas, and so, ad infinitum." Augustus De Morgan

"We've created a monster,," the Center for American Progress.

Once upon a time, ThinkProgress was the leading lefty blog. It was the voice of the Center for American Progress. Which, once upon a time, defined Obama Inc. And then ThinkProgress bloggers unionized. The site became unprofitable. And now the union killed it completely.

The union that has represented workers at the site ThinkProgress said on Monday that it was exploring “legal options” against the site’s owner, the Center for American Progress (CAP), just days after it shut the progressive news outlet down.

...prompted by concerns of remaining staff at ThinkProgress that the site would no longer function as an editorially independent arm of CAP but, instead, as a sounding board for scholars at the think tank. Ex-staffers noted that under the new system, the union workers who had populated thinkprogress.org with content would be replaced with non union workers; and that part of their actual union contract established editorial independence.

CAP wanted to do what so many think tanks do, use the blog to promote their fellows and assorted pros. But they're non-union. And that made it a case of scabs taking over the duties of union bloggers.

So now the whole thing gets shut down.

Within hours of Gordon issuing his statement, a spokesperson for CAP said it was shelving plans to keep the site running and would instead have it archived.

It's funny when lefty economics are applied to the Left.


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