New Editor-in-Chief Ian Murphy raps about The BEAST and more with contributor D. Armenta
Say, Mr. Murphy—can I call you Ian?
Of course, Mr. Murphy is my father’s name. [Insincere chuckle]
Is the Buffalo Beast dead, or what? First you stopped printing, then went to website, then all posts stopped. What’s going on?
The BEAST isn’t dead, but it is starving. It’s very difficult to maintain the financial viability of any media outlet, especially in the internet age, and our particular brand of vulgarity has never played well with advertisers. While our abject lack of operational capital has been apparent, well, forever, it never seemed to bother us. But this winter was a demoralizing time, for a bunch of reasons, and we basically just dropped the ball. However, as this sycophantic interview and the other fresh posts suggest, I have picked up that ball. And I hope to accomplish some kind of sports metaphor with said ball in the near future.