“I want everyone off the Internet. Bloggers are filth. They need to be destroyed. Blogging gives the illusion of participation to a bunch of retards. . . . We need to put these people in the oven!”
— NY Times article
It's been a while since I have dumped anything here in this space for your entertainment; mostly because I have been having to play professional as the election circus rolled into town.
Our paper is designed and finished on Monday while the election rages on Tuesday.
This meant that as soon as our Wednesday Weekly hit the streets here in the fair area, we would already be irrelevant as we will not get results in before deadline. Thus, the blog becomes our news machine.
Even though we pretend to be in the news business and pride ourselves on fact and accuracy, I find with the blog I am much more comfortable to write about rumors I hear at the polling places or things that I have not yet verified. Maybe this is the problem with blogs as news sources, you don't really have to issue a correction, ever. You just correct the facts and re-post.
Oh crap, it almost sounds like I'm trying to be a professional here. By god, we will never accept that.
Here are a few of my favorites from the election day:
— My nemesis could get in trouble.
— The battle of illegal signs continues.
— Not really Election Day, but it was a great photo with great comments.
The quote from above come from this great article from the NY Times about Trolls on the internet. Although it is really more about the people/pranks/assholes behind the computer screen, its also begs the greater question of what kind of cultures does the Internet actually breed.
It's awfully easy for me to post random rumors and unsubstantiated facts when nobody knows who I am, right?