I notice that Jeremy of Anonymous Lefty and several others have popped up under the Crikey blog umbrella at Pure Poison. It’s always good to see some talented folks deck out a new corner of the blogosphere; I just don’t hope that, given Pure Poison’s mission statement, it doesn’t become a bilious echo chamber:
Exposing intellectual dishonesty in the mainstream media, across the political spectrum. We’re looking at you, Bolt, Blair, Marr, Akerman, Albrechtsen, and whoever else wishes to stray onto the path of fatuous opinion.
And who audits the opinion auditors, we might well ask? 😉 Here’s a counterpoint that I’d like to see this new blog tackle, just to restore an element of balance. Whenever a mainstream op-ed columnist puts something together that is logical, well-thought through and heightens the level of political debate in this country, I think these guys should really sing its praises, regardless of whether its leaning a little bit right or a little bit left. If we are seriously into the business these days of taking down ideologues, we should be big enough and intelligent enough to spot good arguments regardless of where there are coming from.
If it really is going to be all one way negative traffic – blogging as shitsheeting – then frankly it’s probably going to be all a bit too depressing. Flame war city.