Greenslade isn't a purist on this issue. He sees the validity in some of the arguments from those who decry what free distribution is doing to the value proposition of journalism. He also isn't a fan of the so-called link economy; he tends to side with those who say aggregation and links do not lend value to content.
But he also argues that the notion that it's possible to erect firewalls and charge people to climb over them isn't "the way forward." Yes, we need more revelatory journalism. But the way back is not the route to achieve that.