Tuesday, April 29, 2008
(12:00 AM) | Adam Kotsko:
Tuesday Hatred: Down with the Blogs!I hate that there is so little actual left-wing media criticism in the mainstream blogosphere. Jonathan Schwarz is the only real example I know, and he's virtually never linked by anyone even remotely "big name." So I guess we're stuck with either the insane right-wing "critique" or the liberal critique that asks for the media to be "reality-based" and appears to be founded on the notion that the news media's function really is to produce an informed populace and that it is failing to live up to that for some basically contingent reason -- such as laziness, overidentification with the powerful, whatever.
I hate that the supposedly unfettered new public sphere of blogs has done little more than give amateurs a chance to publish their own little reflections on the extremely constrained range of acceptable opinions in America. I hate that I'm not sure whether liberals or conservatives hate the left more.
I hate having to wake up way earlier than usual for exams. I hate the thought that some people schedule all four of their exams for four consecutive days -- if I had to sit in that room by myself with a non-internet-connected laptop for even two days in a row, I think I would die.
I hate that I seem to have to go grocery shopping more and more often lately. I hate that I hate the shitty job that the baggers usually do and that I don't feel like I can criticize them for doing a shitty-paying job shittily.
I hate not being able to fall asleep. I hate evenings where I'm just killing time until I can go to sleep. I hate that the new episode of House Monday night was underwhelming.
I hate that I'm so lax about linking to Tuesday Love.