Thursday, August 14, 2008

Huh?

I often don't get Adam's point or otherwise get lost following his logic. So, is this just me? Am I missing something? From a recent post replying to a Tara post about some knothead KBAR radio caller:
Now, first of all, one must say that all talk radio is not good, the same way all blogs aren’t good. I’m open the possibility that Michael Savage is actually pretending to be a conservative, that he’s a far more sinister version of Stephen Colbert.
All blogs are not good? Including his own? I'd tend to agree that all talk radio is not good, 'cept maybe NPR. Also, Savage is a far more sinister comedian than Colbert? Oookaaaay. Like I say, I guess I'm just dense.

And, so he doesn't accuse me of taking it out of context, below is more of the post. Read the whole thing here, ironically referring to accuracy.
Tara Rowe at Political Game writes about the damaging inaccuracy of talk radio from a man who is unemployed and listens to talk radio: [snip out a long quote from Tara]

Now, first of all, one must say that all talk radio is not good, the same way all blogs aren’t good. I’m open the possibility that Michael Savage is actually pretending to be a conservative, that he’s a far more sinister version of Stephen Colbert. However, what Tara has done in here is use the poor unemployed dude as proof that talk radio listeners are misinformed zombies. It’s kind of like she used a reverse appeal to authority. This guy’s a loser and uninformed, therefore most talk radio listeners are. It depends on the show. Her attack would be as valid as saying, “I know an unemployed guy who reads liberal blogs all day and he thinks 9-1-1 was an inside job to bring aliens to Earth.” Have I proved blogs are dangerous misinformers?

Did Tara’s friend get this from Rush? Let’s go to the transcript:
And then another quote. So you get the context of the portion I don't understand.

3 comments:

Adam Graham said...

Sorry, slight grammatical error. Try:

Now, first of all, one must say that not all talk radio is good, the same way not all blogs are good.

Just misplaced the "not"s.

alan said...

I thought that might be it.

Nykemartyn said...

IdaBlue has put up a few pretty good posts recently. He and I represented the Idaho blogosphere at a Flag Day rally on the Capitol steps put on by a group called "Operation Completion". He's already said most of what I was going to say here and here, but in this post he addresses a mini-controversy about the number of attendees at the rally. The organizers are claiming a crowd of about 250, and has quite a few pictures up.

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