Franchi from the beginning wanted to be a media outlet for the r3volution. He wanted us to have a voice that would be taken seriously. I applaud him for his efforts. His reality reports were always really good. His Republic magazine was even carried in Barnes and Noble. It takes money to push those kinds of things forward.
With Franchi, I've seen a man who tried every avenue he could think of to find a way to communicate, not only with each other (RTR.org) but also professionally to the outside world. He worked hard, really hard, to accomplish what he did.
I don't begrudge him paying himself for it. He put his life on hold to do it.