My fifteen minutes of fame have (finally) arrived. I've been published in Buzzflash Mailbag:
Subject: Lowering The Bar
Praise be to you for your condemnation of the entire mainstream media sans McClatchy Newspapers in the Media Putz of the Week feature. I agree that with so many offenders it's much more efficient to point out the rare mongoose in the snake pit.
However, I'm shocked to find that you couldn't find a better candidate for the Wings of Justice than McClatchy based on their dogged coverage of Senator Craig regarding his unwillingness to both come out and concede that he's been caught red footed.
Sure he's a scumbag; and certainly inept; as well as a lying crony and all the other bad things that one has to be to desire and consequently stomach a seat in the nefarious U.S. Senate; but bestowing a high honor for ethics on a newspaper that is surely profiting off of the tabloidesque scandal of yet another spineless, dishonest political huckster based on his sexual proclivities (in this case with consenting adult strangers) is disappointing. And let's not forget that this situation came to light by entrapment. The whole thing smacks of the blue dress.
With the entire governing body of the U.S. rigged to the point of ignoring the public's cries for impeachment or even investigation of any of the numerous crimes the corporate/white house ring leaders are perpetrating, how are we so impressed with one newspaper's arguably homophobic stance against a single pathetic little Senator who's clearly blown his career, with or without the devoted attentions of McClatchy, Inc.?
I confess I didn't read the articles in question, but the subject alone is worthy of controversy and critical debate.
With that, I thank you BuzzFlash for your tireless efforts to promote and sustain independent journalism. The net is the voice of the people now; and regardless of whether the neo-fascists take it seriously, their time is waning.
The public will ultimately impeach their acts of aggression toward our democracy in addition to their Romanesque peccadilloes.
History is on our side.
Notice, I used my real name. Even though they know anyway, it's still a
little lot scary to use such big assertive words. You never know....
XXKHT **I have no idea what the subject quote means, nor who David Denby is. It just fit somehow.