OK, OK, I'll come clean: When I wrote about the swine flu last week, it wasn't because I was particularly interested in that story. It was a shameless play for traffic. I was hoping to draw a flood of visitors, and I was hoping to draw a flood of visitors for the sole purpose of making a few dollars off my ads. Hey, I'm a rocker, not a choir boy. What do you expect?
In my defense, I must say that I wasn't not doing anything different from the traditional media. They make their money on their audience too. Read it all
I live just down the road a piece from Fresh Meadows, Queens, where 28 cases of swine flu are confirmed. Another 100 people are likely to have been infected. Normally, I would diagnose this as an ordinary case of media hysteria, but this hits a little too close to home: 1.9 miles to the non-Mexican epicenter of this thing, to be exact. Read it all