Friday, October 23, 2009

The Fox War

Mickey Kaus illustrates why Fox isn't really a news organization. Amazingly, I agree with almost all of what he says! I think it's bleedingly obvious that Fox doesn't really report news--it seems to mostly function as a televised right-wing blog aggregator--and the rallying around them by the likes of Jake Tapper is reminiscent of nothing more than Hollywood rallying around Roman Polanski against those irritating interlopers. It's annoying. But the Administration denying them press credentials is not a good idea.

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.