Saturday, February 26, 2011

New Friends and Enemies

We've augmented our ever-changing Friends and Enemies lists today, incorporating some new sites that contain reliable--and unreliable--news and information respectively. Inspired by Tricky Dick Nixon's nearly-forgotten nomenclature, our lists are meant not only as handy links for those so inclined to explore. They're also intended as cautionary guideposts. More than ever today, you need to know just who or what it is that you're getting your information--or disinformation--from.

Here goes:

Two new friends from Canada:

SteynOnline--Online presence of conservative writer and sometimes Rush Limbaugh radio sub host Mark Steyn.
Blogging Tories--What it says.

Two new friends from the U.S.:
  • Planet Gore: Unlikely title, but this is a blog satirizing and debunking all things pertaining to the Goracle, that pusillanimous pugilist of pomposity, courtesy of NRO.
  • Linkiest: A new discovery for us, at least, this site vaguely looks like Twitter and is a scrolling series of reliably conservative links constantly updated.
Enemies:

Two old, familiar, and once cherished news magazines that went so far off the leftist cliff that you can just about stick a fork in them because they're done:
  • TIME--The Luce family would turn over in its collective grave. Now thinner than a broadsheet, this dying relic is what's left of a once major journalistic empire--left-wing smears and slander so biased that even the emeritus editors of the old Soviet Pravda would be embarrassed.
  • Newsweek--Merging with the snarky Daily Beast after being unceremoniously dumped by its owners, the Washington Post, for a buck, this rough beast is slouching away from Bethlehem to be Born Again under the tutelage of that Queen of Buzz and reflexive British leftism, Tina Brown. One of the fun things about being a hard lefty is that you can fail again and again and still come out on top with a great salary. Makes me a little wistful sometimes. Clearly, I've made some bad career choices.

3 comments:

theinterfaceofdataandlife said...

Dude! Mark Steyn is now a naturalized US citizen, if my memory hasn't spongiformed too much on me. His home is in New England somewhere. He was prosecuted in Canada under one of their absurd anti-free speech laws, and won, but I'm pretty sure he done be one of us now.

Regardless, I've had him listed as a "Prodigious Anti-Idiotarian" for some time. Excellent choice!

theinterfaceofdataandlife said...

Dude! Mark Steyn is now a naturalized US citizen, if my memory hasn't spongiformed too much on me. His home is in New England somewhere. He was prosecuted in Canada under one of their absurd anti-free speech laws, and won, but I'm pretty sure he done be one of us now.

Regardless, I've had him listed as a "Prodigious Anti-Idiotarian" for some time. Excellent choice!

theinterfaceofdataandlife said...

OK, so blogger told me my word verification was incorrect, so I tried again, and that is why you have a duplicate that you can delete along with this note...unless you want to leave them for the chuckles!

;->