Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Cracking The DeCracker Code

In an issue on blogs, The New Republic finally recognizes that InstaCracker is as deep as dishwater:

But [InstaCracker] exposes how the blogosphere, at its worst, values timeliness over thought. After linking to an article on congressional earmarks, he'll add, "Well, that's encouraging. Sheesh." Quod erat demonstrandum. Or he'll carp, "Nancy Pelosi, on the other hand, is just dumb" -- a point that may be perfectly true but probably requires some explanation or proof beyond the simple assertion. In the end, this method provides the intellectual horsepower of, say, an Andy Rooney commentary. To wit, he wrote in December, "A battery recall on the XM portables. Is it just me, or are we seeing more battery recalls lately." Well, no need for The New York Times, then.

Bonus trivia: The 'Cracker began his reign of error in 2001 by "posting messages under a variety of handles like 'AGAndroid' in 'the Fray,' the readers' forum for the online magazine Slate." An early adapter in both trolling and advanced poindexterism.

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