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Monday, June 05, 2006

Rundfarsing day 5

Lookit the bubbles

Are you happy with the dead coed of the week story?

Do you like to read about American Idol?


Well, if you dislike the media you get, try building a new one. Now, $50 to PETA may make you feel better, but it won't change anything. When you build a new media, which means sending blogs money, you send a vote that you're sick of the bullshit they're craming down your throats,
thinking your a fucking TV-numbed idiot.

Don't you read their contempt every time that aVichy Dem is quoted? Don't you see the sneer on their lips, the idea that they have to lead you, because you're just too fucking dumb to lead yourself? Don't you like fighing back? When you see the Daily Show or Countdown take a story you already read on the blogs, don't you feel a little bit smarter.

The News Blog is just that, a news blog, not a politics blog, not a democratic activist blog. We discuss the news and discuss the things which interests us. How many stories do you see here that just get skipped over elsewhere. We aren't large, but we do what we can.
As one person said: we read the New York Times so you don't have to:)

Update: The Young Turks have a wonderful piece on both the HuffPo and their own site about Rita Cosby, and as I thought about it, it occured to me this horrifying thought. Crazy Nancy is, well, crazy, but she's serious. She really cares about the missing kids, things like Enron piss her off. There is the same scary face your high school principal used to remind you that you were working below your potential. Nancy Grace may think everyone is guilty, but it's an honest opinion, honestly held, and is usually, give conviction rates, more right than not.

Rita Cosby has a TV show. The most interesting thing about it is which shade of lipstick she'll wear. I think she's hotter with the reds, myself, but that's just me. However, her opinion means shit to me. They're just stories to her. And with that God awful voice, like 300 too many smokes, what is the point of her show? If I was MSNBC, I'd have the brains of Comedy Central and follow Countdown with the Rachel Maddow show, followed by the Ed Schultz show, toss all the conservatives into the drink, leave the crime to Crazy Nancy and the idiocy to Glenn Beck.

Why does Rita Cosby have a show? So some old exec can imagine her naked, or done up in that infamous getup Gwyneth Paltrow wore in Esquire? Because it can't have anything to do with News.

This just pissed me off to no end. Why is American "journalism" a joke? Why do the Rita Cosbys of the world get to do bad, imitative TV and call it news? At least with the blogs, we actually treat our readers like intelligent people.

Stephen Gilliard
217 E 86th St,
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NewYork, NY 10028

posted by Steve @ 10:16:00 PM

10:16:00 PM

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