SEVENTH OCCASIONAL JERKY AWARDS
A while back I started the Little Right Wing Circle Jerk, which is founded on two principles:
1) Information found on blogs is at least as accurate as information found in the mainstream media
2) It's morally wrong to hijack someone else's blog.
The second one is fairly easy to agree with, but the first one requires a little nerve to assert.
In my recent surfing, however, I've come across a post in praise of the excellent job the blogosphere does of getting its facts straight. In honor of which, I present:
THE SEVENTH OCCASIONAL JERKY AWARDS
The Little Right Wing Circle Jerk Award of Merit (or "Jerky") is given to those who defend the honor of blogger credibility vs. the so-called "journalistic integrity" of the mainstream media. I hereby award a Jerky to:
Pamela of Atlas Shrugged for her post "PWR; Pamela's Weekend Recap. The Chicken Came First" (found via the New Blog Showcase Carnival #6 at Snooze Button Dreams)
Here's a sample quote:
The American people are searching for truth in a mad, mad, mad world. And there is veracity in the blogosphere. Unlike the MSM (mainstream media) the blogs have tens of thousands of fact checkers, specialists - all in the their area of expertise. Any fallacy, misrepresention or out and out lie will be "outed" by the bloggers. The blogosphere maintains the highest standards. They answer to a higher authority - us. Vetted by all Americans, blogs are forums in which to correct and speak out. No inaccuracy goes unpunished, inhabited by lawyers, doctors, engineers, sanitation engineers, scholars, construction workers - well, you get the idea.
As long as she promises not to hijack any blogs, Pamela is cordially invited to display either the Jerky Award image or the Little Right Wing Circle Jerk logo, or both.