Monday, December 10, 2007
Dear Blogging Tories: What the fuck?
Seriously ... at first, it was kind of amusing. Now, though, it's getting downright creepy. I mean, really ... do you people just not know how to use The Google or what?
It's entertaining to suggest that the vast majority of you get your marching orders directly from Sandra Buckler (except for Dr. Roy, who gets his from the screeching voices inside his head, but that's another story). But, come on, not a single DMCA-related posting from the entire aggregator?
And, yes, we all understand that it's a tough job covering the shit out of sexy pictures on someone's laptop but, seriously, I am starting to get genuinely creeped out. This is not normal, so we have to ask -- what's up? Do you just need URLs to help you get started? A tutorial? "Horrible Right-wing Legislation for Complete Idiots?" What? What exactly will it take to get your attention? Or, as we all suspect, has the memo already come down to just look the other way?
Like I said, it started off being sort of funny. Now, it's just not funny anymore. It's scary.
DEAR MAINSTREAM MEDIA: On the off chance that some of you accidentally trip over this humble soapbox, don't you think there might be a story here? Really, isn't there something at least a little bit newsworthy in the purely Stepford wife avoidance of one of the biggest issues to hit the House of Commons in some time?
I mean, it's not as if the Blogging Tories make a habit of avoiding legalistic issues. After all, it wasn't that long ago that you couldn't swing a dead cat without whapping into one of them howling and pissing about same-sex marriage, and religious freedom, and Christian persecution and related ignorant bullshit.
So what's different now? Given that the DMCA legislation has the potential to truly affect all of us, and in far more hideous ways, aren't you just a wee bit curious about the crushingly deafening silence coming out of Stephen Taylor's gaggle of slavishly obedient attack puppies?
Come on ... take a chance, look into it ... surely, there's at least a small news piece there somewhere. At the very least, you could write about how they, collectively, don't have a freaking clue as to what the rest of us are talking about.
Um ... on second thought, that's not really news, is it? Just forget I mentioned it. Carry on.