I confess I have never before read Roll Call or been to their website. I don’t live or work in DC so for me, this kind of information isn’t essential.
This tweet caught my attention however: http://twitter.com/rollcall/statuses/13367697891 It promised something both political and funny, an irresistible combination. Having clicked on it though, I was rudely awakened to the fact that I wouldn’t get to see the content the tweet advertised unless I was willing to pony up a fairly sizable chunk of change.
Looking at the bottom of Roll Call’s homepage, I found out that they’re owned by these folks: http://www.economistgroup.com/index.html Thus, the question of why they charge so damn much for access to their content becomes even more pressing. Does anyone know the answer?