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Mark Morford interview

2003-07-16 18:23:17.860444+00 by Dan Lyke 2 comments

Poynter Online has an interview with Mark Morford. Also, in today's SF Gate, Mark looks at the current state of the Bush administration in Nothing Left to Lie About. It occurred to me while reading this that yes, he's a little over the top, and there's probably some quibbling over syntactics, but if someone who self-identified as conservative wanted to understand why the nation is so polarized, reading that article with a "whether or not the details are strictly true, that is the impression that those who revile the current adminstration are getting from it" slant would go a long way towards understanding. Mark sums up his writing style as:

It's an evolution. I suppose I aim for one part DeLillo, one part David Foster Wallace, one part old Tom Robbins, one part stream of consciousness, one part Peets mocha, one part post-coital flush, one part orgasmic syntax abuse, one part nipple pierce for the AP style guide. It lives at the intersection of Divine and Ungodly. Where the long snake moan meets the cool intellectual margarita. Wry informed satirical thought-provoking absolutely essential effluvia to make you squirm and blush and laugh and sigh. I hope. I fail all the time. But that's just part of the process.

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#Comment made: 2003-07-17 03:27:21.381436+00 by: baylink

Did you get morford from me?

I got him from Ben Okopnik (who surfaced on the Linux Gazette Answer Gang with me about 2 years after I met him while flaming out in a 1200-post monstrosity on alt.poly); he's great.

A bit ravy, but it's cool.

#Comment made: 2003-07-17 05:15:47.350617+00 by: Dan Lyke

Morford's a local boy to me. I ran into him 'cause while the SF Comical is diving into irrelevance and being whupped by a free daily, its associated website, SFGate, is actually pretty good. I think Morford's editorship which has morphed into being a columnist for it is a large part of that difference.