Sunday, December 17, 2006

The Irrelevance of Salon

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Salon--the liberal online magazine--has chosen their person of the year:

It must be said that the young man, Shekar Ramanuja Sidarth, is not much of a cameraman. In the macaca footage, his hand shakes, though he manages to hold Allen in the frame as the senator points him out, an Indian-American in a crowd of whites. But in the weeks that follow, Sidarth does not shy from the spotlight that surrounds him. He undergoes a transformation of sorts, appearing on CNN and the network news, giving long interviews to the pen-and-paper press. He becomes a symbol of politics in the 21st century, a brave new world in which any video clip can be broadcast instantly everywhere and any 20-year-old with a camera can change the world. He builds a legacy out of happenstance.

Sidarth was a political operative following George Allen around and filming video. Allen made what may or may not have been a racist statement aimed at Sidarth and the media runs with the story as if it's as big as the second coming. For this, Salon thinks he deserves the Person of the Year. You've got to be kidding me.

Salon is the online news source of the liberal elite who think the world actually agrees with them. They've shown just how serious they are about important world events by naming a nobody political hack who happened to be in the right place at the right time as the person we should emulate and respect.

This is the mindset we will be dealing with over the next two-years. Liberals who think politics is more important than NoKo and Iran gaining nukes, Jihadism spreading around the world, the constant vigilance required to prevent attacks against America and the decimation of people in Africa from disease and genocide.

In other news at Salon, black men killing each other is a reason for hope.

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