Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Here we are now...

Juan Cole finds him some intellectual rationalisation to dig Idol:

Mercado, Archuleta and Cook are far more complex and interesting persons than the stock characters that the media has imposed on them. But at least the wrong done them by simplification is minor; they are after all entertainers, and if they attain their potential they will have plenty of opportunity to tell their real stories.

With regard to our political leaders, the infotainment approach obscures the most weighty matters ever to face our Republic, and does a grave disservice to voters whose fate hangs in the balance.

That Simon Cowell is such a crusty old f*ckwad.