Friday, February 13, 2004
...for Joe Conason, Salon's designated partisan toady, to accuse Matt Drudge from bottom feeding from the "GOP Smear Machine" to do in John F. Kerry, Model Citizen-Sailor.
Unfortunately, when you click on the link, you find that you have to pay real money to those cheap bastards at Salon, but the first paragraph should give you an inkling of the Democratic Party's talking points for the next couple of days.
When they were a free online rag, they "balanced" their trendy-left reporting with columns by Paglia and Horowitz. Paglia was an outraged liberal lesbian feminist who wasn't taken in by Clinton and felt betrayed by the rest of the women's movement during the Monica Affair. Horowitz was the wayward son of radical parents who became a leading conservative intellectual and polemicist in his middle age. Salon.com had such high standards that they gave Paglia and Horowitz the Bum's Rush, became a "premium" service (the online magazine version of a pay-by-month porn site), got delisted off the freaking NASDAQ, and were forced to depend on liberal sugar daddies to keep them afloat.
At any rate, none of that matters now that campaign season is underway. Online sites like Salon will be doing what they do best-carrying water for John Kerry or some other Golden Boy, all the while pretending to be "objectively" reporting the news.
In light of Conason's screed, let me recall what someone once said something about the free press in America:
"The American people have a Free Press; unfortunately, they are overcharged."