Arnold Kling misses the irony:
I am not saying that free content is crap. I am saying that unfiltered content is crap. TechCentralStation filters content. I am still open to the charge that my essay reflects its title, but at least one editor must have thought otherwise.
The irony is that the filters that lead me to his Content is Crap article (various weblogs) have nothing to do with his publisher, the supposed filter. I read occasion articles on TCS, but I get there via a blog's deep link, and have never browsed the top page.
I don't think Bayesian filters are the answer either; trust models could be a useful aid, but creating economic incentives for helpful selection is the ultimate answer.
Of course, the mroe subtle irony is that anything that calls itself 'Content' likely is crap.