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- From: Toribio Messa <toribio(--nospam--at)col2.telecom.com.co>
- Date: Sun, 11 Oct 1998 21:37:50 -0500
OK. But what does all that, about Monica and the President, have to do with structural engineering? Toribio -----Original Message----- From: Bill Polhemus [SMTP:poly(--nospam--at)flash.net] Sent: Sábado 10 de Octubre de 1998 10:58 PM To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org Subject: Re: From the Drudge Report Dennis S. Wish PE wrote: > Before you get your panties in an uproar I would advise you to explain what > the Drudge Report actually is. Okay, but let me put it in my own words: Matt Drudge is a reporter based in Hollywood, CA. His "Drudge Report" is located at http://www.drudge.com/ He is the first maverick, freelance, "cyberspace" reporter. He was the first to report the existence of Monica Lewinsky, her name, the existence of the infamous dress, and many other "scoops" regarding the President's antics. He is widely excoriated as nothing more than "tabloid trash" by the "mainstream press," because he does something that none of the "pack mentality" so-called "journalists" of our day bother to attempt: Actual investigative reporting. Your reliance on the "mainstream press" fails to recognize that they very rarely "scoop" each other any more. They wouldn't DARE stick their necks out so far. One of my all-time favorite novelists is Evelyn Waugh. Several years ago--pre-World War II, I believe--he wrote a typically funny novel called "Scoop," which, sixty-odd years ago, describes the VERY SAME predicament that we today find ourselves in w/r/t the so-called "reporting" that goes on in the "respectable, mainstream" press: A bunch of pack-mentality talking heads who wouldn't know an original line of inquiry if it came up an bit 'em on the *ss. I recommend it to you all highly. There, back on your heads.
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