January 06, 2005

The Crack Young Staff Makes

The Crack Young Staff Makes It Big-Time?

As regular readers of our humble musings no doubt realize, “The Hatemonger’s Quarterly” isn’t exactly the most popular destination on Al Gore’s World-Wide Web. Sure, we have our own collection of readers—some of whom have never even committed a felony. Yet, in comparison to some other “weblogs,” “The Hatemonger’s Quarterly” is very humble indeed.

A few days ago, however, a senior editor here at “The Hatemonger’s Quarterly”—let’s just call him “Chip”—stumbled upon a column in the venerable Boston Globe that was rather interesting. Penned by the eminently reasonable Cathy Young, the piece, entitled “Looking for Glimmers of Hope,” contained the following sentence:

With a few exceptions, most bloggers preach to the converted and offer knee-jerk defenses of their own side.

We know what you are thinking, dear reader: Cathy Young must be reading “The Hatemonger’s Quarterly”! Isn’t that exciting? We mean, come on: Ms. Young is a contributing editor at Reason magazine, the libertarian periodical that never preaches to the converted! To have Ms. Young among our converted knee-jerks of readers is really exciting!

After all, who preaches to the converted more effectively than we? Who offers hackneyed knee-jerk defenses more than we?

We’re so ridiculously partisan that we’d even apologize for McCarthy. Heck, we’d even apologize for Eugene McCarthy.

We think Osama bin Laden was set up. Sure, we can’t prove it exactly, but we’re so nakedly partisan—and so naked—that we don’t have to prove anything. And our knuckle-dragging readers surely agree with everything we say.

We sincerely hope that our disgraceful partisanship will one day land us gigs at Reason magazine, where we can argue in favor of large tax increases and a greater role for government in the 21st century. After all, given Reason’s non-partisan calling, we’re sure they’d love such articles.

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