"Winter Windows" - Sea Wolf
This is the world, this is the world we live in
It's not the one I choose but it's the one we're given
I find this one a bit haunting.
Okay, so I have to admit that the combination of the schedule and what is happening politically is just killing both the time for and the desire to write.
I think political blogging on the left side of the aisle was largely inspired by a sense of frustration with way in which the mainstream media trivialized politics and policy all the while viewing the world through a right wing lens. For a while, lefty blogging seemed largely therapeutic, a place of respite and solidarity from Bush apologetics and war fever. By 2008, however, it seemed that left bloggers had actually had some impact on the world of media and that of politics. It was a heady time and one could actually envision that journalism was altered by it as bloggers attained toeholds in places where DFHs had been treated with scorn. But having watched the Obama "scandals" coverage of the last couple of weeks, it has become apparent that no real change has taken place. Indeed, I read something like this and wonder if the last decade really registered with any of these mainstream clowns.
I used to think that I would like the New York Times to survive while the Washington Post perished. Now I wonder if there is any reason other than Krugman to want the Times to endure.
What's on your minds?