Send tips, links, and feedback to gbeato-at-soundbitten.com
January 29, 2004
Andrew Sullivan knocks one out of the batter's box:
I started wondering: do I really know what "nary" means? Maybe it means "not a lot, but at least one."
I checked the dictionary: "Not a single."
But who knows? Maybe my dictionary's broken.
Posted by Greg Beato at 06:46 PM
January 28, 2004
Jonah Goldberg thinks it's no big deal that WMDs have not been found in Iraq. Really, he explains, they were never that important in the first place, and it was the State Department's fault for emphasizing them too much as the main rationale for invading Iraq.
And that's an interesting concept when you think about it. After all, if we were saying that Iraq was a potential threat to us because it had all these horrifying WMDs that it was planning to use against us, imagine how much better the argument would have been if instead we had been saying that Iraq was a potential threat to us because it didn't have any weapons at all, and that its lack of them made the country especially desperate and unpredictable...
Or something like that. In any case, his post got me curious: what was Jonah Goldberg saying about WMD in the early days of the war? The answer:
I haven't seen any columns yet where he champions deference to the U.N., but I'm sure they're on the way.
Posted by Greg Beato at 05:08 PM
Glenn Reynolds Award
My favorite part of the Dennis Miller Bush-licking controversy is the incredibly vigorous sense of self-importance he displays in this quote: "I like him. I'm going to give him a pass. I take care of my friends."
Did anyone, for a nano-second, think that even if he were inclined to do so, hard-charging investigative journalist Dennis Miller, operating from the broadcasting powerhouse of CNBC, was going to be the guy to limn the excesses and errors of the Bush Administration in a way that was so damning the nation would finally have to take notice?
Karl, Dick, Scott, George, breathe easy: Dennis likes you. Keep on his good side, and you can keep running things...
Posted by Greg Beato at 08:37 AM
January 27, 2004
OK, the world can breathe easy. Glenn Reynolds is OK with not being the most important thing in the universe: "I think that InstaPundit will get steadily less important in the grand scheme of things as the blogosphere grows. My slice of the pie is getting steadily bigger, but the pie is getting bigger faster. I'm okay on that -- in fact, I think it's a good thing. InstaPundit's nice, and I enjoy it, but the blogosphere is more important than any blog, and I'm happy to see it growing, flourishing, and expanding."
Posted by Greg Beato at 09:33 AM
Copyright © 1997 - 2005 G. Beato
Best of SoundbittenO'Reilly vs. Hip-hop
Find Yourself (Eminem)
When George Met Alexandra
O'Reilly vs. Ludacris
Drudge's Secret History
All News Fit to Excerpt
Ben Stein Interview
The Tesh Files
Slacker Jesus Porn King
Syndicate this site (XML)
C & L
I Want Media
Reason Hit and Run
Powered ByMovable Type