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

Saturday, September 23, 2006 :::


A legitimate question from this morning's TD:

Bloggers are supposed to be the independent voices that will set America free. Yet as Virginia daily sees, the more partisan among them (especially those on party or campaign payrolls) prolong the feeding frenzies and negativism that creative minds are said to despise. Regarding Allen's ancestry, for example: Why were bloggers associated with Webb relentlessly pounding the story?

Possible answer: It was easier than pounding sand.

But let us not forget that the "Jewish Question" would not have arisen if not for a television news reader first asking it, based upon a newspaper report which broached it. Campaign trivia is not reserved to blogs. Oftentimes, it merely reflects the media's lead (or lede...take your pick).

::: posted by Norman Leahy at 9/23/2006 3 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

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