Speaking of saving money on ye olde media: $1 NYT subscriptions today

We know everyone loves to get their news from Gawker and suit-wearing jesters on cable news who have never picked up a reporters notebook in their lives, but do you know there are actual reporters in actual war zones getting actually shot at to keep you informed? The New York Times is Grouponing (yup, we just made it a verb) a digital subscription for $1 today. It’s an eight-week subscription usually worth $16, and maybe you’ll like it enough to keep it? Yes, we know you can easily get around the paywall, but Anthony Shadid didn’t die in a godforsaken desert so you could not pay a dollar for all the news of the world.