No, “all things STUPID about the news” is not a publicly traded company yet, but the thought of it becoming one perhaps frightens the hell out of America’s mainstream media and the global news industry at large. A service of this magnitude ought to be a public enterprise. It’s brilliantly scalable, an all-inclusive, unorthodox, sixty-eight million dollar idea poised to incorporate the industry leadership and expertise of editors, historians, journalists, lawyers, political consultants, psychologists, statisticians, technologists, and media professionals of all types. The trade name sounds hilarious, but its overarching mission is no joke.
Imagine this profound slogan: “Where people go to censure the news.” It summons users in such a way as to suggest that to censure the news is not a bad thing but a civic responsibility.