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February 27, 2007

Eric Alterman Wants A "Council Of Bloggers" To Patrol For Bad Blogger-Citizenship

Which is dumb, but that's not why I'm linking this.

It's for this homophobic attack on Andrew Sullivan:

Alterman complains that bloggers mix too much about their personal lives into their political opinions, as if they think the personal information bolsters the argument: "Tom Paine didn't say 'Common Sense' is a good idea because I'm such a hip guy." But of course, Tom Paine would have blogged, and he probably would have come across as a cool guy, and we would perceive that as bolstering his argument.

Eric is especially perturbed by Andrew Sullivan's personal revelations, notably his description of curling up with his boyfriend in bed on Valentine's Day.

And Sullivan didn't even actually say that! The homophobe Alterman just took a brief post about "being in love" on Valentine's Day and read into it "curling up with his boyfriend in bed!"

I'd accuse Alterman of gay bashing, but I really think he's got too big an ego to allow such self-excortiation.

One thing I agree with: The personal stuff on blogs? I know a lot of people consider blogs to be partly a personal journal, but I've always had a major "ick" reaction to that. Not just Sullivan's beagles, boyfriend, and bronchitis stuff, but personal stuff from anyone.

Who cares?

I try to avoid that myself under the "who cares" principle.

I guess a lot of people do care, but it always seemed like oversharing to me.


Eric Alterman Is High-Pitch Eric?

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I don't know if Eric Alterman is that high pitched, but he sure does sound effeminate and screechy when he talks.

Maybe he butches up for his occasional media appearances.

Thanks to Phinn for the pic.

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