Thursday, July 21, 2005

CNN Doesn't Read My Blog

Today:

In video, Saddam slams Iraqi proceeding

4 comments:

Anthony said...

Something tells me you're not weeping into your coffee ...

rob adams said...

I suspect it's a matter of brevity. This is not something i know too much about, i admit, so it's just a guess.

But, consider the following alts:

[] "NYC Gay Blogger Criticizes Media"
(now we're sounding all Brit-like -- bad, bad, bad)
[] "NYC Gay Blogger Denounces Media"
(sounds a little too Khmer Rouge, eh?)
[] "NYC Gay Blogger Bashes Media"
(gay and bash seldom look good together)
[] "NYC Gay Blogger Slams Media"
(see? doesn't that seem best?)

They've obviously spent some time selecting "slams."

rob@egoz.org

Andy said...

I think it's a matter of degree.

For CNN, even a mild criticism gets written up as a "slam." I think it would have to be either a vituperative outburst or a clever, stinging rebuke to qualify as an actual slam. Lloyd Bentsen v. Dan Quayle comes immediately to mind: "Senator, I knew Jack Kennedy. Jack Kennedy was a friend of mine. You're no Jack Kennedy." That was a slam.

Anonymous said...

or they don't give a fuck