April 27, 2008

Worst of the local rags

The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel runs a feature every weekend called the Best of the Wisconsin Blogs. It's in the hard copy paper too. This week the Best of the Blogs is represented by an incoherent two-paragraph diatribe inspired by the "genius" of Rush Limbaugh, some nonsense about "the Hildabeast" and "Shrillary" and Republicans disingenuously masquerading as registered Democrats.

High calibre stuff, clearly. And so original.

J-S editorial board member Patrick McIlheran, a chooser of the "Best" blogs, once actually compared the substanceless rant's author to H.L. Mencken, one of the finest writers in the American language ever.

Its inclusion is practically an insult. But fortunately most of us don't have to depend on the J-S to tell us who's doing the best writing out here and are likely even pleased not to be included with the allegedly representative samples. Mencken himself would be as pleased.

4 comments:

capper said...

But fortunately most of us don't have to depend on the J-S to tell us who's doing the best writing out here and are likely even pleased not to be included with the allegedly representative samples. Mencken himself would be as pleased.

Ah, gee whiz, I didn't know you cared so much. But you did forget to point out that the best writing is by me, good sir. A mere oversight, I'm sure.

TomJoe said...

Slight problem. I reside on the Atlantic Coast. Not the Wisconsin area.

illusory tenant said...

I just added Bio-Fuel! to the blogroll, T.J. You'll be famous shortly.

TomJoe said...

Woo hoo! Fame and fortune, here I come!