Interesting piece about the the blah-blahsphere in the Opinion Journal, and frighteningly accurate:
Because political blogs are predictable, they are excruciatingly boring. More acutely, they promote intellectual disingenuousness, with every constituency hostage to its assumptions and the party line. Thus the right-leaning blogs exhaustively pursue second-order distractions–John Kerry always providing useful material–while leaving underexamined more fundamental issues, say, Iraq. Conservatives have long taken it as self-evident that the press unfavorably distorts the war, which may be the case; but today that country is a vastation, and the unified field theory of media bias has not been altered one jot.
Leftward fatuities too are easily found: The fatuity matters more than the politics. If the blogs have enthusiastically endorsed Joseph Conrad’s judgment of newspapering–“written by fools to be read by imbeciles”–they have also demonstrated a remarkable ecumenicalism in filling out that same role themselves.
Does he even read Best of the Web? Because, as everyone kows, it is the WSJ’s and James Taranto’s patriotic duty to point out on their BLOG that John Kerry is a wishy-washy flip-flopper. Plus, we learned yesterday that really it is the left-wing blogs which are worse.
PS- Michael Moore is fat.