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An old friend of mine in New York just doesn't know what to make of this newfangled blogosphere thingamajig:
"Alternative" media is real. I'm just not sure disseminating false information qualifies you as part of it.See, I'm a liar because I disagree with him. And because I link to reports and analyses that don't taste like the horseshit he's being spoonfed by, presumably, the Times and Air America.
You and You People are so happy to be part of something you'll forgive its every wrongheaded and deceptive impulse.Huh? What can one make of this? Is our correspondent referring to Dan Rather's lies or John Kerry's? Both have been exhaustively detailed in thousands of different blogs, "alternative" though they are.
What this is, of course, is a liberal Yankee's desperate shaft against the encroaching decay of the liberal elite's hold over the media. I don't have to wait around for CBS News or CNN or the New York Times to tell me what I may believe anymore ---and it rankles. It especially rankles those who pass themselves off as true adherents to a free press and the promotion of democracy. When the genuine article is staring them in the face, they choose to look away and mumble something about deception and Halliburton.
Oh, and Valerie Ghraib and Abu Plame, too.