OMT One Man's Trash...from Norman Leahy

Friday, September 08, 2006 :::

Good Grief

The latest snit-fit in the Senate campaign makes me wonder what we've become -- on all sides.

At the Martinsville conference, I argued that bloggers were not journalists. Rather, we were muckrakers, pamphleteers, sharp partisans, even yellow journalists, on occasion. And those aren't necessarily bad things. If anything, they were the qualities that defined "journalism" in its early days.

So I guess I was wrong. We are all Charles Foster Kanes now.

You provide the prose poetry, I'll supply the war.

::: posted by Norman Leahy at 9/08/2006 0 comments


"You know what the fellow said: In Italy for 30 years under the Borgias they had warfare, terror, murder and bloodshed, but they also produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and the Renaissance. In Switzerland they had brotherly love -- they had 500 years of democracy and peace, and what did that produce? The cuckoo clock." -- Orson Welles, The Third Man

"The graveyards are full of indespensable men" -- Charles de Gaulle

"Oh, so Mother Nature needs a favor? Well maybe she should have thought of that when she was besetting us with droughts and floods and poison monkeys. Nature started the fight for survival and now she wants to quit because she's losing. Well I say, hard cheese!" -- Montgomery Burns

"Don't pretend that you know me...cause I don't even know myself" -- The Who

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