What Passes for Journalism

“What is this?” asks the Washington Post at the bottom of a web page. Well, it’s crap, that’s what it is. It’s not new — we’ve covered the idiocy before — but it has the effect of making you feel dumber than before you saw it. It doesn’t even have the fleeting value of a “horse-race poll” when Preznidents are still chosen by the Electoral College. It’s WaPo’s version of an empty chair.

12 comments:

3:12 pm • Tuesday • September 4, 2012

Context free!

I suspect that a lot of the mentions are “Mittens is awful” or “Mittens is awkward” or “Mittens is a rich douchebag.”

3:24 pm • Tuesday • September 4, 2012

@ManchuCandidate: Plus, you know, it’s the Republican Convention.

What has been seen cannot be unseen. And after seeing that, my mind is mush.

4:39 pm • Tuesday • September 4, 2012

I’m wondering if there are Twitterbots that send out phony tweets.

5:02 pm • Tuesday • September 4, 2012

@Dodgerblue: The moment somebody like WaPo announces that they’re tracking tweet mentions, yes. And an SEO Angel gets his wings.

5:58 pm • Tuesday • September 4, 2012

@Dodgerblue: I’m blonde, bubbly and BORED! #Romney #Ryan #1900TWT4SEX

6:19 pm • Tuesday • September 4, 2012

@flypaper: LOL. I have the DNC on a live stream thru PBS on at work. They have some delegates who are not pasty white!

6:27 pm • Tuesday • September 4, 2012

@Dodgerblue: Heard that Cory raised the roof, but I’m not tuning in for another half hour. Because even I have my limits.

6:35 pm • Tuesday • September 4, 2012

@nojo: PBS server crashed for Cory, so I have to take my self-selected Twitter feed (of people who think like I do) at its word.

6:40 pm • Tuesday • September 4, 2012

@Dodgerblue: Surprisingly slow out there today otherwise. Wingnuts must be letting Clint’s chair do their ranting for them.

6:43 pm • Tuesday • September 4, 2012

@nojo: Did you see the Haley Barbour “branding” quote? http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0912/80642.html

6:55 pm • Tuesday • September 4, 2012

@Dodgerblue: The moment I saw it was from Haley, I tuned out. Same reason I tuned out from Chuck Norris and Hank Junior today: Bog standard. I’m sure HuffPo was all over it.

Oh, look! Michelle just hit me up for fifteen bucks!

7:01 pm • Tuesday • September 4, 2012

@nojo: I got that too, from Michelle.

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