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(Gawker)   Attention all highly experienced, seasoned employees of RollingStone.com: your new boss is the 22-year-old son of the owner. Have a great day   (gawker.com) divider line 39
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2013-05-20 04:53:52 PM  
4 votes:
Best comment:  "I would rather read the secret codes hidden in my own feces than Rolling Stone."
2013-05-20 06:57:37 PM  
3 votes:
I've seen this scenario play out a few times in my career. Working at a mom & pop radio station, the idiot son is suddenly the boss and even though he's never been on the air, sold any ads, produced any spots and has no idea where the tower site is, he turns into a know-it-all tyrant who makes life miserable for everyone. Maybe the kid at Rolling Stone knows his shiat but I doubt it. Matt Taibbi is about the only thing I read RS for. Otherwise they go out of their way to push some obscure shiatty band as the next coming. Oh look! We found this band who can put together a few chords with myopic lyrics and THIS is who you should be listening to!!
2013-05-20 05:40:29 PM  
3 votes:

vernonFL: I hope this doesn't upset the 250 people who still read Rolling Stone.


i do think matt taibbi does great work.
2013-05-20 05:33:25 PM  
3 votes:
I think it's a good idea. Rock is a young person's game and they can finally scrape the corpse that has been grinding out monthly U2 updates and putting Christina Aguilera on the cover bi-annually for the last decade out its aeron and get to reporting what young people are listening to and what avenues they are using to discover music.
2013-05-20 07:25:38 PM  
2 votes:
My first job out of college was a graphic design job at a family owned beer distributorship. It was an impenetrable, bullshiat hierarchy of nepotism like you wouldn't believe. Owned by a filthy rich old dickhead. His sons and daughter all had the top management positions, and his son-in-law was second in command.

And fittingly they did not have a farking clue of what they were doing. It was a dysfunctional, back-stabbing atmosphere and my supervisor was a racist old dickhead who'd make inappropriate comments like they were common sense.

I eventually got fired after one too many clashes with management, but not before helping myself to a great deal of their printing materials and turning in a profit doing side design gigs and printing them at their shop. I consider myself an honest worker but these assholes had it coming and I never felt an ounce of regret for that.

/much better job now
//CSB
2013-05-20 07:12:18 PM  
2 votes:

poot_rootbeer: They're all going to shiat briax in a few years when they realize nerdlingers like Pinch Sulzberger, Steve Newhouse, and now Gus Wenner are the only ones keeping their empires on life support.


Having looked at the "redesigned" RollingStone.com just now, the project that earned Gus his top spot, I must retract this statement.  I don't know what he was going for, as the nomination period for Best Website Design Of 2004 must be closed by now.

NY Times Co and Advance Publications are having some troubles with the migration to digital, but they'll survive it.  I don't think Wenner Media will.
2013-05-20 07:02:45 PM  
2 votes:

vernonFL: FlashHarry: vernonFL: I hope this doesn't upset the 250 people who still read Rolling Stone.

i do think matt taibbi does great work.

Agreed.


taibbi does the best journalism I know how to get my hands on. always digging into government screw ups and how royally screwed we are by big banks. he's the only reason I subscribe to rs. I couldn't give 2 shiats about 99% of the entertainment interviews, news, and reviews.

/given that is IS an entertainment mag, I almost feel like its like buying a newspaper for the sudoku.
2013-05-20 06:59:06 PM  
2 votes:

KhamanV: Probably they pulled it because it was pretty thoroughly debunked by the LA Times and the story is now the property of freeperville, Rense, and Infowars.


Nothing wrong with your conjecture, but It would be nice to know everything that happened in that episode. My memory of it is that the L.A. Times story consisted mostly of pointing out that Hunt's son was a former meth dealer, which is more along the lines of discrediting than debunking.
2013-05-20 06:46:00 PM  
2 votes:

Triumph: In 2007, Rolling Stone published an article called "The Last Confessions of E. Howard Hunt." Hunt essentially confessed to being involved in the JFK assassination. The article was scrubbed from their website completely within a couple months, making the print copy very collectible. I'd love to know the full journalism backstory behind that one.


Probably they pulled it because it was pretty thoroughly debunked by the LA Times and the story is now the property of freeperville, Rense, and Infowars.
2013-05-20 06:45:38 PM  
2 votes:

FlashHarry: vernonFL: I hope this doesn't upset the 250 people who still read Rolling Stone.

i do think matt taibbi does great work.


He's the only reason I would ever read anything in RS.
2013-05-20 05:53:14 PM  
2 votes:
Working in the movie biz I'm used to nepotism. Not that it doesn't exist everywhere else.
2013-05-20 05:38:34 PM  
2 votes:
I hope this doesn't upset the 250 people who still read Rolling Stone.
2013-05-21 07:01:55 AM  
1 votes:
We all been there at some time . I trained my boss one summer (welding & fabrication ) at his dad shop.
 All summer he comes in late and is either stoned or hung over and leaves early on some secret mission.
 Could care less about the tradecraft.

Finally the announcement is made that "Jeff" will be running the fabrication department.
No big deal. We know how to handle this wasted stoner.

Frigging kid turned into a Nazi overnight .
Scanning time cards ,barking orders and policing the break area looking for cigarette butts.
 Standing with arms cross as we march from break room to work area. WTF ?

Taught me lesson: Family business is all about family.

encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com


//which is why 90% fail when passed on to next generation.
2013-05-20 08:54:31 PM  
1 votes:
Just more proof that America is full of self-made millionaires and rugged individualists
2013-05-20 08:51:17 PM  
1 votes:
Taibbi is a good egg but, on the whole, Rolling Stone mag is for people who need to be told what to wear.
2013-05-20 08:46:49 PM  
1 votes:
Meh.  It is not like Rolling Stone is even relevant anymore.
2013-05-20 07:59:12 PM  
1 votes:

FlashHarry: BarkingUnicorn: Best comment:  "I would rather read the secret codes hidden in my own feces than Rolling Stone."

we have hidden codes in our feces? whoa!


I'm checking mine out now.
2013-05-20 07:41:39 PM  
1 votes:
Haha!  Your medium is dying!

cache.gawker.com

Do people still read magazines?  Rolling Stone is 98% ads at this point so I don't know what you'd even read.
2013-05-20 07:21:35 PM  
1 votes:
I read it twice a year when I go to the dentist.
2013-05-20 07:17:54 PM  
1 votes:
Jann Wenner spent 15 years creating and publishing the greatest music magazine in history, and the last 30 years destroying it. When I was in Army basic training (1979), I used to hide copies in my laundry bag as they were considered contraband. I can't imagine anyone doing that nowadays.
2013-05-20 07:17:12 PM  
1 votes:
I have no idea what alt-country is, and I'm not interested in finding out.
2013-05-20 07:12:59 PM  
1 votes:
Someone pointed out that the job requirements require 7+ years of experience. Apparently sonny-boy has been working since he was 15.
2013-05-20 07:10:24 PM  
1 votes:
i.chzbgr.com
2013-05-20 07:08:39 PM  
1 votes:
He looks stoned in that pix.
2013-05-20 07:05:16 PM  
1 votes:
I think Drew should implement the new 'annotations' thing on Fark.

That way instead of quoting other Farkers into a whole new comment, you can just click those little bubbles and see all the stupid shiat people say to each other here. Like this is Google earth or some shiat. Like this is the movie Mask and I am Rocky putting tacks all over everything so you can see where and what I were talking about at any given time.
2013-05-20 07:04:57 PM  
1 votes:

Nabb1: Wow.  Let's see, I let my subscription lapse in 1996 or 1997 when they put Britney Spears on the cover in her school girl outfit, which would have put him in kindergarten at the time.


I can't find an image of Spears in her schoolgirl outfit on the cover of Rolling Stone, and certainly not from 1996 when she was 14-years old.

/shakes tiny fist
2013-05-20 06:59:39 PM  
1 votes:
Just when Jann Wenner was trying to prove he had a soul by letting Rush into the Jann Wenner Memorial Hall of Musicians Jann Wenner Thinks Are Cool, he goes and reminds me why it's been over ten years since I've read RS.

\I know you *think* it's the RRHOF, but my name for it is much closer to the truth.
2013-05-20 06:56:10 PM  
1 votes:
meet the new boss
same as the old boss
2013-05-20 06:55:34 PM  
1 votes:
Nothing screams out rock and roll as a seasoned 50yo reporter deciding what the hip kids of today are boogieing about.
2013-05-20 06:50:29 PM  
1 votes:
I don't think it is nepotism.  In the couple of weeks he was working there, he really out-shined the folks that had be there for 10, 20, 30 years.  Son or not, he's got the makings of modern day Randolf Hearst.

/Looks really humble too....so there's that
2013-05-20 06:46:36 PM  
1 votes:
Are you really worried it might get worse?
2013-05-20 06:46:35 PM  
1 votes:
He's only in charge of the website.
2013-05-20 06:15:28 PM  
1 votes:
Wenner is a douche.
2013-05-20 06:04:47 PM  
1 votes:
In 2007, Rolling Stone published an article called "The Last Confessions of E. Howard Hunt." Hunt essentially confessed to being involved in the JFK assassination. The article was scrubbed from their website completely within a couple months, making the print copy very collectible. I'd love to know the full journalism backstory behind that one.
2013-05-20 06:03:27 PM  
1 votes:
Douchebagocracy: where success is hereditary.
2013-05-20 05:46:31 PM  
1 votes:

FlashHarry: vernonFL: I hope this doesn't upset the 250 people who still read Rolling Stone.

i do think matt taibbi does great work.


Agreed.
2013-05-20 05:04:21 PM  
1 votes:

FlashHarry: BarkingUnicorn: Best comment:  "I would rather read the secret codes hidden in my own feces than Rolling Stone."

we have hidden codes in our feces? whoa!


You don't have clearance.
2013-05-20 04:43:59 PM  
1 votes:
Wow.  Let's see, I let my subscription lapse in 1996 or 1997 when they put Britney Spears on the cover in her school girl outfit, which would have put him in kindergarten at the time.
2013-05-20 04:37:45 PM  
1 votes:
"Of Mice and Men: Greatest band ever or greatest band of all time?"
 
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