A Coyote At the Dog Show has a great rant on why he started turning to blogs:
I found that it was very much one thing to listen to some pack of morons prattle on about how much taxes should be raised to pay for all these sorely needed new government services-after all, I knew that more taxes are always inevitable so long as the great democratic Masses demand their bread and circuses and for so long as some of that money rubs off on its government handlers. I might occasionally lose my temper with some genius of the genus ‘it won’t cost a thing, the govmint is paying for it!’ and write a letter to the editor, but I’d hardly get too upset if the letter got mangled or went unpublished.
But I simply couldn’t bear any more cute airheads telling me that all the government needed to do was take some of these tanky things and tie these parachuty things to them and drop them from these airplany things and all the terrorists would surrender to the nearest news agency. And that was Bill O’Reilly. Listening to the Wagnerian theme music that announced another episode of ‘America Strikes Back’ on CNN started making me long for the days of a House Un-American Activities Commission to give that bunch a touch of the whip. I even listened (politely, I might add) to a couple of ‘See! Joe McCarthy was right!’ rants by the fossilized local Birchers.
I need to do some link maintenance and get him over there.