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Attila the Pun
Friday, July 02, 2004
 
Ha-ha, Air America, Ha-ha

The Guardian discovers Fox discovering blogs. The article mocks Fox for being late in recognising the growth of the blogosphere. Ironically, the article doesnt cite the original Fox source. One of the reasons for the popularity of blogs is that when a blogger comments on something, you can examine the original source for yourself, and decided whether the comment is fair or out of context.

Carr then descends into comedy, not to mention blatant bias, when talking about Air America:

"Through affiliates in cities from New York to Honolulu, angry liberal voices such as Al Franken, author of the anti-Bush bible Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them, and Hollywood's Janeane Garofalo are taking on right-wing blowhards such as Rush Limbaugh and Bill O'Reilly."

How many affiliates? 11, compared to Rush's 666 (again, they don't quote a source for that, and that number seems a little too convenient for my liking...) But there's more:

But unlike Limbaugh and O'Reilly, who frequently replace research and reason with rage and rhetoric, Air America's hosts are armed to the teeth with hard, up-to-the second facts to support their relentless Bush bashing. Their sources? Blogs.

Or possibly those hallowed sources of truth - Michael Moore movies...

It then provides a possible reasons as to why Air America is falling over in a screaming heap:

On Garofalo's show, barely a minute goes by without Janeane or her co-host Sam Seder referring to a news article or nugget of information they have discovered via a weblog or online news source.

Great, so they basically just read out the internet to me? Thanks.

Still, for an article that mocks Fox for being ignorant of bloggers, it seems silent on some of the more prominent members of the blogosphere, ones unlikely to be quoted by Garofalo, like Instapundit or Sullivan. I wonder why that is...


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