Cultural Deprivation

From Howard Kurtz‘s weekly chat today:

Snarky, Va.: Since you’re dealing with the poor today, can we wonder if there will be a story about poor people who can no longer afford to read Bob Herbert? Digital divide, indeed.

Howard Kurtz: Talk about cultural deprivation!

Of course the right has long been wondering how much they’d have to pay to stop reading Maureen Dowd (and the left has been saying the same about David Brooks). Now we know: Refuse the $49.95 and they go away forever.