It’s been widely reported this evening that Cablevision’s Rainbow Media arm has purchased the Gothamist network of regional blogs — including, according to IndieWire, Austinist, a site staffed by several acquaintances of yours truly.  If this is true, a handful of persons I think highly of are now in the unenviable position of working for James Dolan.

On the bright side — and I’m really struggling to come up with one — it guarantees that when Dolan’s band makes their long awaited Mohawk debut at one of Austinist’s sponsored events, TV Torso will no longer be the worst band on the bill.