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23 February 2005 @ 09:59 am
 
"I'm not a fan of secretly recording conversations with a friend and then releasing them to the world, muttering about the importance of history, while using the tapes to hype your forthcoming book."
-Howard Kurtz (Bonus: LiveOnline transcript.)

TOP NEWS:

* Huh. Murder now one of the leading causes of death for new and expectant mothers.
* Doctors say it is as if they have happened upon a new childhood disease, and the cause is the overaggressive culture of organized youth sports.
* Gingrich has a new contract with America, and some interesting things to say.
* Paul Krugman wants to see Bush's critics keep up pressure on both the foreign and domestic fronts.
* Ted Rall shoots the messenger.
* Scientists feel pressure from Bush administration.
* The passing of Hunter S. Thompson and the end of counter-culture.

Today's top headline: "Justices Shy Away From Sex Toys"
 
 
Strange Detractor: squidprofessorbooty on February 23rd, 2005 08:55 am (UTC)
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Why did you choose that particular piece on Hunter S. Thompson, of all the ones out there thisweek, to link to? Do you agree with the author's angry, reactionary attitude, or did you just want to show one negative piece when so many positive ones are everywhere?

I'm not saying HST didn't have serious flaws, but this bitter diatribe isn't worthy of our attention, IMO.
PMMJ: News hatcheetahmaster on February 23rd, 2005 09:04 am (UTC)
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It's the fourth or fifth that I've posted. Just a different viewpoint.

If you choose to read a Weekly Standard article, you should know what you're in for.
Strange Detractor: serizawaprofessorbooty on February 23rd, 2005 09:36 am (UTC)
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Actually, I don't know the Weekly Standard very well. It's one of those generic periodical names that all sort of blend together in my mind.

I was honestly surprised by the article's viewpoint. You don't usually editorialise on the articles you link to as obviously or heavily as I tend to, but I usually know what I'm in for when I click on something so disagreeable from your news posts.
PMMJ: News hatcheetahmaster on February 23rd, 2005 09:44 am (UTC)
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Actually, I don't know the Weekly Standard very well. It's one of those generic periodical names that all sort of blend together in my mind.

Well, consider this a learning experience then.

I was honestly surprised by the article's viewpoint. You don't usually editorialise on the articles you link to as obviously or heavily as I tend to, but I usually know what I'm in for when I click on something so disagreeable from your news posts.

I think I post up some pretty slanted stuff. No, not all the time, but still.
Strange Detractor: gojiraprofessorbooty on February 23rd, 2005 10:32 am (UTC)
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I think I post up some pretty slanted stuff. No, not all the time, but still.

I'm not saying you don't or that you shouldn't. It's just that I usually gather from context when I'm heading into slantville.
Andy: mountain goatcastironskillet on February 23rd, 2005 09:15 am (UTC)
I think the end of counter-culture, sadly, was in 1994, when the acid dried up. Just one example of that article's 100% wrongness.