My good friend and former co-blogger Austin sends along this dissection of a piece from Ezra Klein that is so sharp that I feel the need to post…Take it away Austin:
Ezra Klein just published a post that has so much going on in it that exemplifies the state of the world, US politics, and the media, that I just had to pass it along:
Normally I’d tweet something this short and trivial, but since Twitter appears to be blocked in China, I’ll just blog it: Wedding Crashers, which I watched on the plane, is a much more plausible-seeming moving [sic] in the post-Salahi era.
Let’s break that down:
“Normally I’d tweet something this short and trivial…”
This is a reporter/blogger/twitterer/newsweekly writer. He recognizes that all three are important, and that each has its own role.
“but since Twitter appears to be blocked in China”
The greatest threat to oppression is the free flow of ideas; China is oppressive.
“I’ll just blog it”
Suck it, China. Also: MUST.NOT.MISS.OPPORTUNITY.TO.POST.TRIVIAL.EPIPHANIES.
“Wedding Crashers, which I watched on the plane”
No comment really, other than for a guy up to date on everything, this is an odd, weak movie choice.
“is a much more plausible-seeming moving” [He means movie]
No, it isn’t.
“in the post-Salahi era.”
Our media have made politics so, so small that even jackasses get an era.
Seriously, in the New Media Matrix, that’s a Neo-quality posting.