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.


Context free!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

@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.

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

@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!

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