Apparently working for the Los Angeles Daily News doesn’t pay

Writing about Jessica Cutler (you knew she would, didn’t you?) Michelle Malkin offers this:

Cutler, who aspired to be a journalist, spouted: “I’m sure I am not the only one who makes money on the side this way: How can anybody live on $25K/year??” When I was 24 and making less than that, I did it by eating Spaghetti-O’s, Ramen noodles and Swanson pot pies for dinner; driving a Toyota Tercel with no air conditioning; and sleeping on a $30 futon. [Emphasis added.]

At the age of 24, Michelle Malkin had been a Los Angeles Daily News columnist and editorial writer for two years.


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So basically Michelle was selling herself at least two years before Jessica.


Doesn’t really say much for the L.A. Daily News’ pay scale.


Then Michelle supplemented her income by becoming a media whore. What do we have here? Is it a case of misplaced professional rivalry?


Well, writing a weekly opinion column and an ocasional editorial should only pay about $200 a month. I mean, the people at sites like Renew America and GOPUSA only get $10 a column (if that) and they’re way better than Michelle. So, if Michelle was making close to $25,00 year back in 1994, then she was probably doing other unsavory things to make ends meet — I don’t want to even speculate what they might have been.


I’ll speculate – I think she was probably selling crack to schoolchildren.

Miss Authoritiva

Both Michelle and Jessica should have joined the National Guard like Lynddie England. Just think of the adventures they would have had — and their stories would have ended up as epononymous movies on “Lifetime” — “Prison Dominatrix: The Whorification of Michelle Malkin.” Well Jessica still has a shot at “DC Seductress: The Jessica Cutler Story.”


In 1994, $24K would have been a pretty good salary. You don’t need air conditioning in LA and you drive old cars because of the cost of vehicle registration and the lack of parking.

Pot pies are expensive, as are Speghetti-O’s, but Ramen is cheap.

Tsk, tsk, not much of a money manager.


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