July 01, 2003

That's Why He's the Editor:...

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You kinda had a whole surfer-vs.-preppie thing going with Jonah Goldberg there. Or maybe it was a Spicoli/Mr. Hand dynamic. Heh. "Twelve kinds of stoopid."

Posted by: Colby Cosh at July 1, 2003 09:14 PM

Jonah and I actually crossed paths in early-'90s Prague ... at least I *think* it was the same Jonah Goldberg. I had written some typically agonized column, maybe about "what is 'alternative culture' in Prague anymore?" and a Mr. Jonah Goldberg wrote one of the first (and best) who-you-kids-foolin' letters to Prognosis, which ended with a bronx cheer aimed at me: "Hooray for the Pope of Prague!" If I wasn't terminally lazy I'd go look it up right now, and reprint it in full.

Posted by: Matt Welch at July 1, 2003 09:37 PM
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July 01, 2003

That's Why He's the Editor:...

That's Why He's the Editor: Reason EIC Nick Gillespie and I took part in Kevin Holtsberry's Virtual Symposium on Blogs and the Media, along with Dave Kopel, Jonan Goldberg and Nick Schulz. Gillespie says lots of intelligent things, like

blogs have been overwhelmingly positive in every conceivable way: most importantly, they have allowed for the flourishing of new voices and perspectives; they have massively expanded news and information sources. Five years ago, who had heard of Glenn Reynolds or Atrios? Blogs act as supplemental sources--they add but do not detract from existing sources, so it's the more the merrier. even if it means that conventional journalists need to be more careful and more responsive in their work.
Me? I sound like a 14-year-old who just got his first Playboy, with answers like "Oh fuck yeah," and "unless Osama bin Hitler drops a Death Bomb on the Internet-tube."

Posted by at July 1, 2003 07:26 PM
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You kinda had a whole surfer-vs.-preppie thing going with Jonah Goldberg there. Or maybe it was a Spicoli/Mr. Hand dynamic. Heh. "Twelve kinds of stoopid."

Posted by: Colby Cosh at July 1, 2003 09:14 PM

Jonah and I actually crossed paths in early-'90s Prague ... at least I *think* it was the same Jonah Goldberg. I had written some typically agonized column, maybe about "what is 'alternative culture' in Prague anymore?" and a Mr. Jonah Goldberg wrote one of the first (and best) who-you-kids-foolin' letters to Prognosis, which ended with a bronx cheer aimed at me: "Hooray for the Pope of Prague!" If I wasn't terminally lazy I'd go look it up right now, and reprint it in full.

Posted by: Matt Welch at July 1, 2003 09:37 PM
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