This angle was new to me…
Maybe I missed a post during the time leading up to the closing of the Talking Points Memo TPM Cafe blog system.
I don’t recall during that period that the excuse was about operating expenses. If anyone here recalls this as an issue, please correct me.
Plus, and this one is a real boot in the feathers, reading Josh’s reply below to my earlier email, he apparently didn’t/doesn’t think much about any info that was to be gleaned from all the different perspectives by all the different members of the blog.
I personally directed him (by using his email) to quite a few well researched info laden Cafe blogs during the years I was active.
Oh well . . .
Re: Attn Josh: Medicare Issue
Robert, Maybe we couldn’t afford running that part of the site anymore. Did that occur to you? Also email is always the path we’ve found most effective for pulling in reader input and tips. So I don’t think having the reader blogs still opened would have been an issue one way or another. Josh