The Darkest Day of the Media's "Gig Economy"

Remember that time someone wrote a parody of modern media, and in it, they had a company lay off an entire magazine’s staff, but the editor-in-chief was opening his own “custom content” shop, which would also provide all the content for that magazine that now had no employees, but at least the new “custom content” shop would hire some of the newly unemployed as freelancers maybe, with “flexible hours and the opportunity to work on other projects” but “not salaries or benefits”? Well, the joke’s on you, because it’s actually real life! Even better: this is probably the best possible outcome of what was going to happen here! Now let’s all sit in our rooms with the lights off and listen to Siouxsie.