Tampa Media Blogs
The Weekly Planet blog Blurbex is now up and running. I exchanged comments with Wayne Garcia in this humorous Charle Crist post. I wonder how long the Planet is going to leave open comments before they have to use troll repellent. I suggest an audio clip of Mr. Roboto every time someone tries to post a comment.
This is a good time to mention Eric Deggans's blog. His media criticism of Bill O'Reilly is hysterical. Deggan's and O'Reilly have a long-standing feud. Here is a piece of O'Reilly's punditry.
As we predicted, the first wave of attacks about my position that poverty was a central theme in the Katrina debacle have begun. Writing in the ultra-liberal St. Petersburg Times, Eric Deggans says, "The larger implications of O'Reilly's words also are obvious. These often poor, often black hurricane victims brought all this misery and death on themselves."
Of course no such implication exists, but Deggans is a dishonest, racially motivated correspondent writing for perhaps the worst newspaper in the country.
My pal Graceland wrote about O'Reilly's comments during Katrina.
Bill O'Reilly calls these people savages/animals. I'd like to see what Bill O'Reilly resorts to in hot, humid weather, forced to sit on top of a sizzling roof for a days as water rises all around you. Hungry. Thirsty. Desperate. Soaked in your urine and feces. Seeing your neighbors' dead bodies float by. Humans are the product of their environment. If they are acting like animals, it's because they are living in a predatory jungle.
Many of the Katrina horror stories turned out to be rumors. O'Reilly should stick to protecting America from Insane Clown Posse and holiday catalogue.
Pet peeves. The Planet needs to put their RSS feed on the site. Deggans blog posts are hard to link. Otherwise, good luck to both on their blog ventures.
Hat tip to Mike.
Update: You can use this feed for the Blurbex blog.