*Slow clap* Congratulations, Arianna. We see that you’ve beat the dreaded “Original Holiday Content” beast that has driven down traffic at so many other Internet hubs. And you were so clever about it, too! Why make one post merely listing Walmart’s schedule today, when you can create a sort of listicle-generator that randomizes and promotes every pairing of store hours possible?
Here’s how the link-bait portal just found a new way to game the system.
The two little blonde girls, each no more than nine, stood next to their parents on the cobblestone sidewalk at 59th Street and Fifth Avenue, slouching in the way only bored children can. Moments before, an older woman had come up to the family wielding a flyer emblazoned with the words “DON’T RIDE A HORSE CARRIAGE,” and proceeded to feverishly explain what she viewed as the evils of the industry. During the speech, the girls’ father stared blankly into the intersection. He finally looked down at his daughter and asked, “What do you think about that? You asked earlier…about the horses? How they were treated?”
ALBANY—They write. They blog. They do live shots. They explain the doings of this crazy Capitol, and find as much ‘fun’ in the dysfunction as possible.
You know their bylines and air personas. Here are some photos of the reporters who stalk the Capitol.