September 14, 2007
Let the Eagles Bore
Hearing that the "Gathering of Eagles" gang is back in DC this weekend to "combat" the equally-adorable ANSWER lunatics, I am almost saddened that I'll be away from the District this time around. I just felt like catching the Murphys in New York City is a much more entertaining show. I think drunken revelers at a Celtic punk concert is probably more subdued, too.
Anyway, if Sadly, No! Doesn't cover the Eagles and their amazing phantom armies (and imaginary park rangers who do crowd counts for them) I will be Sadly (no pun intended) disappointed. Have a great weekend, everyone.
How right-wingers pretend they are journalists
The reason I've been lax on posting this week is because I'm writing the introduction and other material for my next book which I have to finish and get to a publisher really damn soon. (More details later, I promise) But this is the subject I really express concern about in the introduction, and it's probably the single most aggravating aspect of the right-wing self-appointed punditry.
Often, I wonder if these people are just trying to destroy journalism as a concept in general so they have no comparison of quality for their random nonsense. If Malkin and her wannabes didn't actually have newspapers and legitimate news media to be compared to it would be so much harder to see how ridiculous they all are.
September 12, 2007
She already took the best headline, so just read it
I really had no interest in repeating what most level-headed people have already said about Britney Spears and the response to her VMA performance- most of which was unfairly and cruelly directed toward her weight- but Rebecca Traister's summary in Salon is probably the best thing on their site right now. And remember, that's the site that has Glenn Greenwald on it.
September 11, 2007
September 10, 2007
"The continuing adventures of the giant hole in the middle of lower Manhattan"
So, Tuesday will be six years. Wonderful. Can we maybe start building something yet? And maybe think about capturing bin Laden, instead of arguing over how him remaining alive hurts and/or benefits various people? And can I have a pony?