Friday, July 31, 2009

Dept. of Outrages

This really is unacceptable. Using a term for a female dog to describe one of our highest-ranking government officials really ought to be a fireable offense, but this is the media we're talking about from which nobody got fired over not getting the Iraq War right, and specifically the Washington Post that publishes George Will's climate change fabulism on a regular basis. For all the talk of the liberal media, it seems that it institutionally more resembles the Republican Party--your status is unrelated to your actual performance, and there's no accountability whatsoever.

The Man, The Myth, The Bio

East Bay, California, United States
Problem: I have lots of opinions on politics and culture that I need to vent. If I do not do this I will wind up muttering to myself, and that's only like one or two steps away from being a hobo. Solution: I write two blogs. A political blog that has some evident sympathies (pro-Obama, mostly liberal though I dissent on some issues, like guns and trade) and a culture blog that does, well, cultural essays in a more long-form manner. My particular thing is taking overrated things (movies, mostly, but other things too) down a peg and putting underrated things up a peg. I'm sort of the court of last resort, and I tend to focus on more obscure cultural phenomena.