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Tuesday, March 25, 2003



Mickey Kaus Gets A New Reader

Back when the war started in earnest on March 20, Mickey announced that it was "Jo Moore" Day, and has been awarding "Jo Moore" prizes ever since.

"Jo Moore Day: Jo Moore was the British government aide who famously wrote in an email on September 11, 2001, that it was "a good day to get out anything we want to bury." Today's a Jo Moore day too -- a good day for P.R. men and public affairs officers to hide bad news by releasing it when it will be drowned out by the war news. Which means it's also a good day to keep an eye on small stories on the inside pages of the paper. They are likely to include some front-page disasters. ... "

And now, only five days later, we get this from TAPPED:

THE OTHER FRONT PAGE (A CONTINUING SERIES). While the invasion of Iraq progresses, Tapped will be making a special effort to identify and discuss press reports that, were it not for the war, would be getting a whole lot more attention.

Fair enough - and I will make a special effort to keep a straight face while reading TAPPED, which may be tinkering with a new motto such as "TAPPED - What, Me Hurry?"

And, in other news, TAPPED delights its readers with this tidbit:

COULDN'T HAVE SAID IT BETTER OURSELVES. From the New York Press' new feature, "The 50 Most Loathesome New Yorkers," Ann Coulter, clocking in at #4...

Of course, in the spirit of bipartisanship, we should note that Michael Moore clocked in at #3.


Yes, and in the spirit of even more complet disclosure, I will point out that Ted Rall is #2, and earned this tribute:

"Much like Loathsome New Yorker #3, Michael Moore, Ted Rall’s attempts at political commentary and liberal activism do more harm to the cause than any amount of conservative clampdown."

FYI, Number 1 was Keith Blanchard, the editor of Maxim.


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