Ditto. I am confident, however, that he'll be snapped up in a New York minute, either by the Post, the Daily News, or one of the online gossip blogs (possibly even Gawker! - God knows they need a gay on staff who can actually *write* without needless navel-gazing).
And Miss David Ehrenstein, no less, weighs in at Gawker with a comment....
Excuuuuse me, R1!
Rich Juzwiak, about to tell you who he blew last night
This is awful! I noticed they had gotten rid of Savage Love and the Horoscopes. Without Musto there's nothing else worth reading!
Rich Juzwiak is so dreadful.
[quote]Punch & delete!
OP, are you a flyover queer pretending to be some in-the-loop New Yorker, or just some sad, ancient wannabe who still thinks using that phrase is 'edgy' and 'clever'?
God, r6, just go away.
Dear Miserable Cunt at R6: Are you a full-time asshole or just a part-timer?
The P&D Troll, not OP
I'm sure someone else will snatch Monsieur Musto up.
Juzwiak, five years ago, was entertaining. Turns out that was his peak. He needs to get a new job because he is offensively bad at his job these days.
Michael Feingold, the paper's theater critic was dumped too. Doesn't he post here once in awhile?
Feingold was a professor of mine at NYU a million years ago. Perhaps the most pompous cunt I've ever had the misfortune to meet.
Musto says, "So many people have come out to offer their love (and opportunities). I'll update you on all my new beginnings. My brand will be feistier than ever."
I hope he's right.
Why does the VV bother to exist?
hell, why does the Village still exist?
He had his day. He'll find something else to do. Change isn't bad, bitches!
The VV has been irrelevant for at least a decade. Musto will be fine.
True. When it was 75 cents, and came out every Wednesday, it was a slice of NY heaven. One had to grab a copy hot off the presses to get a crack at those cheap apartments!
The second they started giving it away, it became irrelevant.
He certainly did not get his scoops from DL-
Why not, R20? We can make up blind items as easily as he can!
A gay stereotype from the Neolithic Age.
What took them so long?
I enjoyed his columns everyday. Sad to see this. I am a big fan. And yes, he always gave props to DL.
"...and he always credited Datalounge for his scoops"
Because it's where he lifts ALL his material!
[quote]And Miss David Ehrenstein, no less, weighs in at Gawker with a comment....
"Will the last person at Gawker please turn out the lights."
OMG - that's an incredibly funny retort. Maybe they'll hire him?
Doubtful that they would hire him R26. They don't need someone who would spend all his time trying to "in" Lena Horne.
So what? You stupid Bitches need to get a life.
Every time I see DEs name, it brings shivers down my spine. He's the boogie-man under the DL bed.
Or that troll at the corner, who just watches...
OP is Michael wishing he had his $18 back.
LOL! "Or that troll at the corner, who just watches..."
Savage is no loss.
being "laid off" is not being "fired". He got laid off. Dumbass.
R28 has just come from the backroom of an adult video arcade, and from a lunch of licking loads off of the floor....
You'll forgive our confusion, R33. This has got to be the first time Musto has been laid anywhere.
"I enjoyed his columns everyday." Ummm,sweetums, he wrote a weekly column, not a daily. (p.s., I was just chosen by him as one of his "Top Commenters" and am wondering when his new independent site will start up?)
Mr. Feingold is a frequent contributor on the All That Chat message board.
R33 = ....well this one is obvious..
I suggest he reform The Must and do a "Night at s.n.a.fu." variety rock-cabaret show at Studio 54.
They got rid of Tony Ortega last year, the idiots. What's going on over there?
All I've got to say is that the Gawker format for comments is so fucking irritating I can't be bothered to read them.
David Ehrenstein loathes Michael Musto since he outed Lena Horne in a column several years ago!
Tony Ortega's reporting on Co$ was outstanding. The Voice has been in freefall for a while. There are weeks when the VV, the LA Weekly, the SF Weekly and their other properties all run the same generic cover story, which defeats the entire notion of a city-specific alt-weekly.
The Daily News fired Joanna Molloy, their gossip columnist, a couple of weeks ago. I wonder if the News would scoop up Musto. He'd have to go a little more Midtown in his coverage (and if the News is smart, they'd go a bit more downtown), but that would be an interesting pick.
The Observer would also be a great place for him, especially since Musto does so much online stuff during the week.
Methinks Ms. Musto is posting on this thread. DL hasn't been this catty in five years.
R44 wins the Firm Grasp of the Obvious Award!
VV has decided to switch to an all-underage sex slave ads format.
Soon it will be bye bye to the Village Voice for good. I mean papers that actually charge to buy their papers are dying all over the world. And here's the Voice, which relies solely on advertising income to fuel their coffers. What do you expect?
Should I buy stock in Ben & Jerry's and caftans? I foresee many a night of Ms. Musto crying into a container of Cherry Garcia.
Ummm,sweetums, he wrote a weekly column, not a daily.
This loony queen is out of the loop. The Daily Musto has been around for years. I haven't seen his weekly column, La Dolce Musto, in some time.
[quote]Methinks Ms. Musto is posting on this thread. DL hasn't been this catty in five years.
Oh, really? Preytell!
its not like there are a plethora of other journalist personalities at that rag to fill in the hole left by Musto's firing.
Btwn this and The New York Observer becoming right-wing when that Jared Kushner cunt took over, NYC really doesn't have one whit of edgy journalism left anymore.
What a toothless unexceptional capitalist city this is.
Michael Feingold is the only theater critic worth reading in New York City.
Pardon me, grammar trolls, that should have read: Michael Feingold is the only theater critic in New York City worth reading."
Wow. The VV just continues to deteriorate. They must be losing money hand over fist if the rate they are dropping good columnists is any indication.
Musto won't have any trouble finding another gossip gig, probably one that pays better.
The VV isn't the VV anymore.
Does that mean he belongs only to us?
Why did the Village People fire Michael Musto? He was my favorite Leather Guy they ever had!
R6, As cool as it would be, "punch and delete" isn't the password to a secret society on Park Avenue. It's a Datalounge saying.
[quote]Ummm,sweetums, he wrote a weekly column, not a daily.
He wrote a daily blog.
R52 = Michael Feingold's bloated ass
Give it a rest, r46. Nobody cares about that except you.
How much money do you think the Voice was paying him? What other goodies would he have gotten? Free theatre tickets? Entry into hot clubs? Rent boys? Free weekends in P'town?
Though I have no idea about his pay, there's no doubt he got free tickets and free entry into clubs, as well as a lot of invites to events.
r54 They are not alternative anymore, so they are going to throw the stalwarts overboard to save money and not create any waves.
I think Musto is long past his sell-by date, but they aren't replacing him with anyone in the same vein he was when he started.
How old is he? Has his time passed? Was he able to stay up all night and party with the younger crowd?
I always think of the deceased Theresa Duncan, the writer from the Wit of The Staircase blog and The Golden Suicides in VF. About five years ago she surmised traditional alternative/political/formerly radical publications would be carefully co-opted by corporate media providers and depoliticized and defanged (see Coachella, Urban Outfitters). VV was bought out by a Texas media conglomerate, as was the LA Weekly and others. Political criticism, local coverage and personality-driven, ear-to-the-street journalism were sacrificed for a snotty, consumerist, faux-grooviness. Musto's a good writer and needed to get away from VV anyway.
I'm sticking with Verizon.
I only go to VV to read Musto. Bye bye VV.
I only go to Gawker from a link. Ditto.
He was the last of the old, good Village Voice
Their remaining food critic (they fired the main one last week) and their investigative reporter both gave up and quit this morning.
No reason to bother with the thing now.
Musto will land on his feet in a better place. Every time I see him, I'm amazed at how huge his head is framed by his ultra narrow shoulders. I imagine him to be not tall.