Friday, March 24, 2006

Yeah, because the opinions of self-important white male conservative preppie fucks are SO hard to find

Ugh. Even his picture makes my flesh crawl.


The online version of WaPo has hired one of the founders of RedState.com and a former Bushie to write commentary for them.

Huh?

Say it ain't so, WaPo:

The Washington Post Co.'s Web operation has touched off an online furor by hiring as a blogger a 24-year-old former Bush administration aide who co-founded a conservative site and recently referred to Coretta Scott King as a "communist."

Ben Domenech, an editor at the conservative Regnery Publishing, said he regrets the King reference, which he insists was tongue-in-cheek, and that the reaction to his new "Red America" blog is "a little meaner" than he expected.

I can't believe people would be mean to someone who said that Andrew Sullivan (who is gay) "needs a woman to give him some stability"!
That is really out of line.
Look, I'll admit that I say some hateful shit about people I don't agree with. And, by the way, they deserve it. But I would never complain that people who objected to it, or who said things about me in return, were "mean." That is so childish it's just laughable.

Jim Brady, executive editor of Washingtonpost.com, said Domenech was hired because "we were completely unrepresented by a social conservative voice."
This from the newspaper that backed BushCo's decision to invade Iraq.
He said his goal "is to provide voices from as many perspectives as possible" and that Domenech is not intended to balance anyone in particular on his staff.
Take a look at that guy. Do you really think he is bringing a new "perspective" to political commentary?
Oh, wait. Did he call Michael Moore "fat"? Ho. Ho. Ho. Man, I take everything back. Damn, that is a fresh perspective!
And if you really do need this guy to "balance" someone on your staff Mr. Brady, I think you should consider firing that someone instead.

Domenech is "controversial" and the fact that liberals object to his hiring "shouldn't really be a shock to anybody," Brady said.

Said Domenech: "I'm there to do opinion. That's what I do. I'm not a journalist."

Oh, he's there's to do opinion! Oh, okay! See, I thought he would be writing about, you know, politics and stuff in the news about policies and junk like that. I didn't know it was just doing opinion. Nevermind then!

In a letter yesterday, Rep. Pete Stark (D-Calif.) said: "Balanced coverage and ideologically diverse editorials have long been hallmarks of responsible journalism. If The Post would like to appear evenhanded, I strongly suggest the Web site launch a similarly partisan liberal blog, 'Blue America.' "

Or better yet, don't. Better yet, hire a fucking journalist.
And maybe someone who doesn't lift other people's work. And then blame his editor.

3 comments:

Grant Miller said...

we hardly knew ye! http://blog.washingtonpost.com/washpostblog/2006/03/ben_domenech_resigns.html

Thanks for the mention in the main column!!

Grant Miller said...

That link didn't work. But anyway, it was to a WP story that the dude resigned

vikkitikkitavi said...

Well, I'm nothing if not semi-topical.