Saturday, February 25, 2006

Has Webb made a New Year's resolution to be sensible?

Thanks goes to TAE reader Jeff, who brought to my attention the latest installment of Justin Webb's continuing effort to deprive TAE of anything to complain about.

In today's FOOC report, Webb focuses on the hollowness of the American left, claiming that Democrats "do not have a message" and "do not know where to go", and that "The American left has faded away." More notably, he points out that, even if they had a message, they've lost their traditional method of getting it out.
Most importantly, the worlds of entertainment and news (which used to pipe a vaguely left-wing message into the nation's homes) have been blown to bits by technological changes which render them powerless.
That is quite an acknowledgement, coming from an employee of the BBC, which continues to this day to pipe a vaguely left-wing message into its own nation's homes. (Regrettably, the BBC itself has not yet been rendered quite so powerless, its antiquated and coercive methods of financing working to immunize it from the irritation of having to actually compete for its survival.)

Unfortuantely, Webb still has not purged himself of the need to show his disdain for religion in America. Noting the ubiquity of bumper stickers in the US and the "treasure trove of American free speech" that they represent, Webb can't help himself from informing us of his "favorite": "Don't pray in my school and I won't think in your church." I could have guessed.

Still, that's a nitpick. Have a read of Webb's latest. It's worth it.


Blogger Simon Lazarus said...


I was about to post this same story to bring it to your attention, when I see you covering it. Well done.

I saw this days ago, and take Webb's disdain for the right as his usual bloviating. But his dismissal of the American Left as deader than Al Gore's chances of becoming President are funnier, pathetic and, to say the least, enlightening.

The American Left is dead, only they keep screaming "Down with Bush" from their grave.

2:27 AM  
Blogger JohnM said...

I notice that USS Neverdock has covered the same article. He isn't as impressed with it as you.

2:27 PM  
Blogger Scott Callahan said...


Thanks for the link. I posted a comment defending JW to neverdock.


3:52 PM  

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