October 13, 2007
KBH: I hate blogs!
Evan Smith reports the true feelings of our senior Senator:
The mood of the country right now is pretty frustrated. People don't like the partisanship -- there's kind of a toxic atmosphere about politics -- I think the blogs, interestingly, feed on that. The intemperate nature of blogs, and the lack of accountability, have had an overall toxic influence on our elections. These blogs are cynical and mean -- on all sides. I don't think that's good. Even if you disagree with the mainstream media, there's a sense of integrity and honesty and standards. There are journalistic standards, which blogs don't have.
Yes, we intemperate, unaccountable bloggers. We do suck, don't we? Thank goodness we have Kay Bailey to tell us all to play nice.
There's also some stuff there about whether she'll ever quit teasing and run for Governor already, which at this point is a story line that's as long-lived and increasingly tedious as a subplot on "Desperate Housewives". Oh, I guess that was cynical and mean of me. I'll go sit in a corner now. Carry on.
Posted by Charles Kuffner on October 13, 2007 to Show Business for Ugly People
journalistic standards is a contradiction even without politics. In journalism, blogs function like checks and balances in government. A politician who dislikes this was thinking evil thoughts
Yeah, why don't blogs have integrity and honesty and standards, like Fox News, Rush Limbaugh, Ann Coulter, and Michelle Malkin do?
We elected her and we keep re-electing her. Evidently she thinks we agree with her and her delusions.
Some of us actually voted for Barbara Radnofsky.
"A politician who dislikes this was thinking evil thoughts."
Kay Bailey Hutchison thinking evil thoughts? Surely you jest.
"Yeah, why don't blogs have integrity and honesty and standards, like Fox News, Rush Limbaugh, Ann Coulter, and Michelle Malkin do?"
Surely you meant Dan Rather/CBS, The New York Times (Jayson Blair), and The New Republic, etc.