Rightly or wrongly, Iâ€™m cutting myself off from the news. Period. No more CNN, no more NPR, no more Harperâ€™s, no more New York Fucking Times. I just canâ€™t take it anymore. From here on out, for an indefinite period, Iâ€™m confining my current events intake to a handful of blogs. Although I may occasionally listen to Terri Gross in the car. Oh, and the Daily Show.
Why the hell shouldnâ€™t I? Watching that helmet hair mannequin on CNN recite with clinical nonchalance the news that Kansas is repealing the theory of evolution, listening to Nina Totenberg detail some white male godbagâ€™s nomination to the Supreme Court, seeing footage of some missing white girlâ€™s parents bawling and pleading–I mean, damn. Masochism isnâ€™t my bag, man. This stuff physically hurts me.
Iâ€™m not saying I donâ€™t want to know about it when a Church of Christ gets vandalized by gay-hatas. l just donâ€™t want it brought to me by Toyota and SC Johnson and McDonalds. Iâ€™ll have it in leftist rant form, please, and the only ad better be for Neighborhoodies. Opinion is too important to be left to professionals, dammit!
One hour later
Crap, I slipped up and turned on the radio out of habit. I accidentally heard about â€œthe wrath of Hurricane Dennis.â€ Typical media bullshit, turning a meteorological event into a villainous entity capable of human emotion.
Anyway what I started out to do was mention a couple of the blogs that got my custom today instead of the so-called mainstream media.
Here’s a blog as smart and good-lookin as I am: Gendergeek. A couple of brainiac feminists in Scotland.
Also, you know who’s fucking funny? Norbizness. He should really have his own talk show on Comedy Central, although I probably wouldn’t ever watch it because that channelâ€™s pretty dudely.