Why, you may ask? As an abject example of just what one needs to take seriously in this life, and what one can laugh out loud about, dismiss and move on from. I know writer’s block can set in sometimes, and finding a suitable subject to blog about sometimes comes hard, but seriously, starting off a rant about a television program with…“What a slimy, condescending, pox-ridden excrescence is ABC’s Media Watch program.” simply goes to extremes.
It’s pretty clear that Phillip Adams made a blue in identifying Helen Dale/Darville/Demidenko, or whatever name she chooses to run under these days, as the person who made his blood freeze. Given the inferences the latter lady applied to the subject both on her usual graffiti wall – Catallaxy – and Club Troppo (comments), she doesn’t spare much consideration for Adams either.
You see, this is the real point, (paying attention, Jason?) no-one who’s up in arms over a television program knows for sure & certain whether this meeting of minds actually took place? And if it did – or didn’t – then so what?!!! If it did, someone looks silly. If it didn’t someone else looks silly. Big deal! Yet the ‘Friends of Helen Dale/Demidenko/Darville Society’ seem vowed and declared (comments) that it must never have happened because Phillip Adams is a Phat Phuck or some equally ridiculous and mindless insult, according to how much you despise Adams’ self-declared leftish ideology. Amusingly, Dale/Demidenko/Darville thinks it’s all a bit of a hoot:
“I’m not even angry, really, it’s just too funny to be really angry about.”
Seems she’s the only one who wants to blink and miss this episode, while others of her ideological bent want to leap to a causeless defence. Typically blogospheric behaviour, actually.
Of course, one mustn’t dare to focus on blogospheric behaviour, must one? There’s the room temperature of a bloggers IQ to consider. Is that Fahrenheit or Celcius, I wonder? I notice there’s a comment on this subject on CT which pretty well encapsulates the sphere & all in it.
This thread neatly encapsulates a lot of what is wrong with the blogsphere:
1. Incosequential subject matter that most couldn’t give a stuff about;
2. Post that displays moral outrage completely out of proportion with alleged offence/outrage;
3. Valid and pertinent comments derailed by juvenile bickering and name calling;
4. Special pleading.
’nuff said, I reckon. Oh, by all means do read the ensuing comment threads on the above-mentioned blogs. It’s what they do this stuff for, y’know :)