Bill Keller Thinks Bloggers are Poopy Heads
Arianna Huffington (Faster Pussycat! Kill! Kill!) writes about the NY Times and Bill Keller's wee chat Friday at the Association of National Advertisers conference in Phoenix. Bill, in the midst of more tangled webs than Frodo in Barad Dur, finds the mettle to disparage...Judith Miller? Their coverage of "Down in Plames"? Their complicity in printing patently false stories that helped make the case to go kill people in Iraq? No, Bill made icky about bloggers. "Bloggers recycle and chew on the news," he told the lunching crowd. Arianna takes Mr. Keller to task, and then hands him the Bill. Nice work, Arianna. Part Helen of Troy meets Joan of Snark, she stirs the pot that is rank with fodder. Or words to that effect.
I posted the following in the comments of Clueless in Phoenix, and sinced I am in urgent need of validation and huzzahs or abuse, I repost it here...
There is a rotting body in the woods. The Times says there are only bones to be found there: bloggers take a closer look and see lots of rotting flesh. The Times says as an agnostic it respects the dry bones and leaves them be. The bloggers look closely at the rotting flesh: the Times suggests such inspection is vulgar. The bloggers compare notes: the Times says its notes are transparent--you know, the ones under the mattress. The bloggers look up and see that the rotting flesh and the protruding bones of the body have a masthead: it is the corpse of the Gray Lady. The Times looks at its own body and tries to cover it with leaves. "Bloggers are so rude!" says the Times.