My crush.

What I said about how lots of amateur bloggers write better than lots of highly paid op-ed columnists? I was talking about The Poor Man. Among others.

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4 responses to “My crush.”

  1. Andrew Northrup said on January 9, 2004 at 12:45 am

    Oh, go on!

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  2. Maureen McDaid said on January 9, 2004 at 2:56 pm

    What was so clever or interesting about that posting? It sound just like the rest of the infantile discourse that passes for political commentary today.

    “He’s lying.”

    “She’s a traitor.”

    And the multipurpose (and multi-party):

    “They’re stupid.”

    As my kindergartener would say, Blah, Blah, Blah.

    Nancy, as much as I think you are a clever writer, I think you miss what the New Media is all about. It isn’t about the ability to disseminate one’s personal views at a low distribution cost without a corporate filter. It is about Truth. It is about not accepting the surface answer; it is about harnessing the BS detectors of humans with the research capacity of the web to find out the truth.

    Frankly, I was surprised at your “Richard Cohen on Grover Norquist’s comparison of the estate tax to the holocaust. (Yes, really)” link. Very old media of you Nancy. New media would say “(Not really.)”

    If you don’t get that, they you don’t get it.

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  3. Nance said on January 9, 2004 at 3:15 pm

    Maureen, you’ve certainly got a bee in your bonnet lately. Given that Andrew was taking apart a particularly stupid David Brooks column (in part; there was a lot more) — something I thought of doing, but just didn’t have the energy for — I thought it was extremely new-media.

    Maybe I got the link wrong, too. I’ll check.

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  4. Howard said on January 9, 2004 at 3:44 pm

    It’s certainly obvious that *someone* doesn’t get it. If one is so deluded as to actually believe that the “New Media is (sic) all about” truth, then to be charitable one has a serious problem with gullibility. Clearly no particular medium–new, old, living or dead–has the franchise on truth.

    As for the Richard Cohen link, it called attention to an incredible Grover Norquist statement that should have triggered everyone’s BS detector. It also helped point out that some people need to point their BS detectors inward once in a while, at least when they’re not busy paying all those taxes.

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