Interesting gossip from a source out in Eden on the Willamette. A certain publication that has always presented itself as the highest bastion of ethics while studiously looking the other way with certain contract writers has apparently now decided freebies aren’t so bad after all. Not with the stock price in the crapper and buyouts all around. Freelancers allegedly can hop on the junket train as long as they don’t let the gravy touch the biscuits right away. As some of us who pay our own way always knew: Hos rule. Gold-plated bidets all around!