Year of the droogs
Things that don't bode well:
Wonkette launches a new look and a new first string duo of bloggers: two apparent wack jobs. I'm not sure how this advances the cause of freedom and democracy. It was one thing to have a persona who was constantly drunk, in a sort of Dean Martin-ish way, and obsessed with anal sex; it's another to have two guys who look like they were pulled out of a line for Madonna tickets in 1991. But let's give them the benefit of the doubt -- they've only fucked up twice so far (one "update" making nice about Janet Reno, one Latin correction).
Worse is making such a big deal about the Janet Reno video, which was featured on Countdown last week, and besides, it's just not that funny. Old news -- not even news -- old silliness. Maybe next they'll feature the Star Wars Kid.
And what's up with this thing where ABC's recently appointed co-anchor got himself blown up in Iraq? You're an anchor, man -- you're supposed to leave that shit to the youngsters. Latest: part of skull removed to relieve brain swelling. I guess we'll have to save all those jokes about him getting a big head!
Meanwhile, in what was perhaps merely an unfortunate coincidence, former anchor Dan Rather said in a speech that American journalism needs a spine transplant and we need it quickly." Ouch!
Woodruff, Wonkette, Janet Reno