amNewYork, a free commuter paper aimed at young professionals, has people out this morning (10/7) handing out a free preview, and Christ is it sloppy. Poorly written, and typos everywhere. The paper launches Friday, October 10, and I hope they have a copy desk in place by then.
But what really amuses me is the amNewYork manifesto. After running down the old saw–the WSJ is read by those who run the country, the Times by those who think they run the country, and the Washington Post by those who think they should run the country–amNewYork proclaims: “Well this newspaper, amNewYork, will be read by people who will be running the country by tonight’s pm.”
Whee! amNewYork will enable the proletariat to seize the means of production and finally stick to those damn bourgie WSJ readers.