The Newspaper Guild asked Tom Hayes not to write this blog: "(It) called on bloggers to form an 'electronic picket line' around the Huffington Post and boycott further posts until the HP changes its business model. As the son of a union shop steward, I am pained, but I guess this makes me a digital scab. While I appreciate the angst and anxiety of those caught up in a fading economic system, I am astonished by the Newspaper Guild's profound lack of understanding about how the world works today. To my fellow writers, I promise that you will make a living at this craft: just not the way we used to."