Let’s start up a news service! We can use the barn and Hugh Hewitt can make the costumes..!

No. This isn’t a joke:

Charles Johnson, Marc Danziger and I have been sneaking around over the last few months, trying to turn blogs into a business. We have enlisted some others with names familiar to you with the intention of working in two areas – aggregating blogs to increase corporate advertising and creating our own professional news service.

With respect to advertising, we do not wish to go into competition with Henry Copeland’s BlogAds, which we fully support. (Some of us even have them!) We are working on another model that will sell ads en masse, not blog-by-blog. We expect this model to go live within a few weeks.

As for the Blog News Service, a lot of work needs to be done and a lot of questions answered. An editorial board consisting of Glenn Reynolds, PowerLine, Lawrence Kudlow, Hugh Hewitt, Marc Cooper, Wretchard of the Belmont Club and Tim Blair, as well as the founders, is already in place with other bloggers in many countries having signed on as contributors.

This is no way meant to be exclusive. We invite you all to join us. On the advertising end, any blogger — whether political or not — is welcome. We would be delighted to place ads on your blog and pay you for them. You may find out more and, we hope, join by simply emailing us at join@pajamasmedia.com.

If you are an advertiser, you may contact us at advertisers@pajamasmedia.com.

Yes. This would be a “news service” if by “news service” you mean a loosely confederated group of individuals who don’t necessarily go out and cover events so much as read the traditional news sources about them and then they…retype it. God knows you can’t find that on the internets. Of course, check out that editorial board and the advertisers are sure to come a’running.

“…Glenn Reynolds, PowerLine, Lawrence Kudlow, Hugh Hewitt, Marc Cooper, Wretchard of the Belmont Club and Tim Blair, as well as the founders

Levitra, Cialis, Rogaine, Opus Dei, Vigorelle, and some of your finer Japanese Schoolgirl porn sites come to mind.

Personally I’m hoping that they select Hindrocket as their ombudsman just to read his reponses:

Dear Pajama Newsservice Ombudsman-

I was surprised and perplexed to see Charles Johnson actually defend the President over holding hands with that Arab guy. Doesn’t he know that Islamofascism can be spread by casual contact? I hope you’l have a word with him.

– A Loyal reader.

Dear Loyal Reader-

Who the fuck do you think you are writing to me, you mewling half-witted dumbass? I could be watching the Miss Butternut Squash beauty competition right now rather than reading over your pathetic undercooked opinions, if you could call them that. Fucking retard! I have half a mind to track you down and beat you senseless with my Time Blogger award, but you your brain is so fucking atrophied it would be a week before you’d realized you’d had a total Power Line beatdown. Godammit I wish we both lived in Florida so I could shoot you right between the eyes for aggravating the piss out of me. Don’t ever write me again, fuckbait, or I’ll get a restraining order so fast it will make your puny mortal head spin so hard you’ll be shooting that congealed mass of cow shit that you call your brain out of your ears. Fucking asswipe.

-Regards, John.

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