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Promote This Man.

So many of you out there like to criticize the Mainstream Media. Well, here at last, something no right-thinking person can find objectionable. (Except, you know, the stick-up-the-ass management at the WaPo.) Responding by email to a press-release from Marion Barry's office, the Washington Post's music critic, Tim Page, wrote:

"Must we hear about it every time this crack addict attempts to rehabilitate himself with some new -- and typically half-witted -- political grandstanding? I'd be grateful if you would take me off your mailing list. I cannot think of anything the useless Marion Barry could do that would interest me in the slightest, up to and including overdose."

I love moments when someone blurts out the truth. Of course Mr. Page has been forced to issue a contrite apology.

"It's the stupidest thing I've done in 30 years in journalism," music critic Tim Page said yesterday. "I hope people won't judge me on this one explosion."

No worries, Tim. I will now make a point now to seek out your column. You spoke truth to . . . well, not power, exactly. But you certainly spoke truth. And you put a happy little grin on my face.

h/t: HuffPo.

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  1. Blogger reader_iam Says:

    I must confess that I had a similar reaction.

  2. Blogger Randy (Internet Ronin) Says:

    I did, too. What did HuffPo have to say about it, Michael? I couldn't find it when I looked (not that I looked all that hard, mind you).

  3. Blogger Michael Reynolds Says:

    Randy:
    Hmm, now I can't find it and I'm wondering if the link actually came from elsewhere. I may have fucked that up. It's been that kind of day.

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