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2004-07-28 00:21:54.771562+00 by Dan Lyke 1 comments

Obviously I'm ever so freakin' excited about the media circus that is the Democratic National Convention. Given that nothing actually happens at such things any more, there's no way you'd debate a platform in modern politics at such a venue, my "whoopdee-fucking-do" meter pegged so hard the needle bent. But there's this buzz around about how assorted folks with weblogs got media passes, so occasionally I get sucked in.

Mostly, my cynicism about mainstream "journalism" is just getting hammered home harder, but I thought one in particular, the heartwarming tale of one such media whore stooping to pander to the webloggers, deserved a call-out:

erratum: upon further review, we find we were incorrect in the assesment of being 100% misquoted. it turns out we did use the word "as" in the original email.

we apologize for the error.

The original email mentioned, and Skippy the Bush Kangaroo mentions first being aware of the spot.

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#Comment Re: made: 2004-07-28 17:56:00.51687+00 by: Dan Lyke

Jessamyn is following the scene over at Librarian.net and she describes the scene as:

What's it like? It's like Burning Man for Democrats, without the nudity or the drugs. Everyone is walking around grinning like they've just had their first threesome. I can't even imagine what it's going to look like on Thursday, but I am starting to get just a little nervous.