Thinking out loud
If there’s one thing fat burner Bohdan Nayahlo fails to grasp about public reluctance to subscribe to The Kyiv Post, it’s not the price, which is pretty reasonable — zero1. It’s not that still, after all these years, no one can make head or tail of the pitch, ‘Australia – Let Ukraine Have Your “Retired” Taipan Helicopters’; it’s not that the magazine paid Luc Chenier money to copy-paste lickspittle toadying from Niche Media Group Ltd to theirs (SARMs vs. Steroids: Unveiling the Science Behind Muscle Enhancement); it’s not the still-searing resentment of ever having to have read correspondent-at-large John Jay Smart. It is perhaps the following link, which calls out from every Kyiv Post page:
Partners-only discussions. A short phrase infused with seventeen tonnes of twee meaninglessness, and of malformed nostalgia for a time – what, two and a half years ago? – when the palpable rush of a connection to the business of the web (then as now about as rush-inducing as a connection to the business of the telephone) could have value-added street cred at mere mention of the muscular, bare-chested geeks who cleared the way. In a pioneering, members-only kind of way, that is.
Category biz spotlight porn, hurrah.
VEON: International Investors ‘Confused’ Over Recent Kyivstar Corporate Rights Seizure. Phones were ringing to congratulate VEON on its exit from the Russian market — now the phones are ringing again for clarifications on the Ukrainian government's seizure of its corporate rights (The Kyiv Post. October 24, 2023)