Traffic to David Cay Johnston’s piece on tax myths, which ran in 40 alt-weeklies last week, caused Willamette Week‘s website to crash for about three hours Monday.
Jim Romenesko has the memo from WW editor Mark Zusman:
From: Mark Zusman
Date: April 18, 2011 4:47:45 PM PDT
Subject: wweek.com crash
As you know, our web site crashed today for about 3 hours. We are now back up and it appears that the culprit is the David Cay Johnston story on “9 Things The Rich Don’t Want You to Know about Taxes.” For a period of time, we were getting 12,000 page views request per minute!