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Monday, October 27, 2008

Will New Media For Food

posted by on October 27 at 14:00 PM

When Radar Magazine folded last week, one of the sad losses was the cutting of funding for former Wonkette Ana Marie Cox, who’s been traveling with John McCain since the very beginning of his campaign for the Republican nomination. Cox is now raising money from readers to finish the piece. Here’s her request:

It will cost about $1500 to cover just the last day of the campaign, and over $1000 a day for each day leading up to it. While I still blog for TIME’s “Swampland” — and I will for as long as they let me! — I am without a source for travel funds.

So, you know, anyone interested in sponsoring a foul-mouthed blogger, slightly used? I have come up with the following pledge drive bonuses! Rewards are cumulative.

* Anything: Good karma, knowledge that sometimes merit is rewarded. If not in this particular case.
* Over $10: A personal thank-you email (please include your email in “instructions for seller”)
* Over $50: A personal thank-you phone call (please include your phone number in “instructions for seller”)
* Over $100: My instant message screen name, regular personal updates via email and/or instant messages on election night
* Over $250: I will ask a senior McCain adviser the question of your choosing and send you the MP3 audio of the exchange
* Over $500: Phone call from McCain headquarters on election night, detailing hilarious antics sure to ensue
* Over $1000: One-on-one post-election dinner debrief

I also have for sale a half-finished article on “The Last Days of the McCain Campaign,” full of chewy, insidery goodness. Word rate negotiable!

Click below, hit the tip jar, whatever seems like justice to you.

Although I hated Cox’s novel, the roman a clef Dog Days, I’m really fond of her journalism and I hope she’ll be able to see the campaign through to the end.

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how long before stranger writers drop pants for food?

Posted by Bellevue Ave | October 27, 2008 2:40 PM

Rachel Maddow gave her some quality sympathy airtime last week.


Posted by Karlheinz Arschbomber | October 27, 2008 2:44 PM

God, she's hot. I wish I had a grand to drop.

Posted by Sir Learnsalot | October 27, 2008 2:46 PM

I've liked her ever since she wrote for, but I'm broke, so she only has my fond regard.

Posted by DWIGHT MOODY | October 27, 2008 2:50 PM

I like her too. And while she's smarter, tougher and better-looking than I am, and means well, I can't help thinking she's more susceptible than Maddow to sometimes getting it the tiniest bit wrong. Caught up in the glamoor, as it were. I should send her some money though.

Posted by Amelia | October 27, 2008 3:24 PM

Sorry but Radar Magazine sucked ass, the fact that it folded comes as no surprise.

Posted by Sad Comment | October 27, 2008 3:44 PM

@6: I'm not sad about Radar folding. I'm just sad about Ana Marie Cox not getting to see the election through.

@5: Agreed. But when she's right, she's better than most.

Posted by Paul Constant | October 27, 2008 4:12 PM

Meh... I lost interest in AMC's writing after she became John McCain's personal apologist earlier this year.

Posted by Original Andrew | October 27, 2008 5:06 PM

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