Tuesday, May 10, 2005

This Just In

Hart Seely and I have a piece about TV news in Slate! Go read it!


El Duque said...


You make fun of TV news, but you're no better. You ran with the Paula Abdul story for one day, and then you forgot it. You never did a follow-up.

You're letting her get away with it. And you know what that means?

She'll have another candidate. And then another.

The plight of those kids is on you, Superfrankenstein. And that's the way it is.

Superfrankenstein said...

El Duque,

My job as a weblogger--or "blogger"--is not to change the world, but to keep you informed on a daily basis of events from your neighborhood to the greater world beyond. In doing so, I have to concentrate on facts and official reports, taking pains not to bend to whichever way the "wind" of public opinion is "blowing" at a given moment in the history of our Republic.

For every message I get accusing me of covering up the American Idol sex-for-clothes-and-food scandal, I get another telling me to "lay off" Ms. Abdul. If neither extreme is pleased, I must be doing something right!


Tom Peyer
Managing Editor

El Duque said...


I never thought I'd have to say it.

She's gotten to you.

Superfrankenstein said...

No she hasn't. She gives me food and clothing, I give her sex. I don't owe her anything.

Goody said...

Peyer: watch your back. You've crossed Stubby Kent. He's not a man to let things slide. Beware! Beware.