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Video: Creative Loafing hangs out a shingle on Craig’s List but now the ad is missing

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With the threat of imminent death that haunts all print media these days, it should not come as surprise that Creative Loafing is using a free service to advertise for writing positions that offer little or no pay. Or as Creative Loafing puts it: “Let me re-iterate again for those of you who may be under the understanding that we are currently hiring staff — we are not. This is not a paid “job”…and there is a MODEST pay model in place, based on pageviews, which can be explained in detail at the meetup. Think of this as a chance to promote yourself, you ideas, your brand, etc.”

Let me tell you something prospective Loaf-bloggers, that modest pay scale is worth about as much as shares in BearSterns.

Now, what is interesting is now the ad has been taken down. What gives, Loafers?

Update: Robin Miller sent in this video. It’s fucking gold. You have to watch the part of the video that has some massangail-and-water drinker talking about how he wants to write for the Political Whore. Asked which are you more interested, the Political or the Whore: “Actually I had a whore last night…”

Update: Eric Deggans weighs in here:

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including,,, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.

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