Have we mocked the pwogwessive bwogosphere lately? Yes? No? No. All right.
Dana Goldstein takes issue with a journalist comparing Brit artist Bansky, the graffiti boy to end all graffiti boys, to bloggers, and after some general boilerplate defense of the blogosphere as the new meme to the old meme to the new meme squared, we get this:
A better analogy between bloggers and graffiti artists would be if we bloggers had defaced en masse newsstand copies of major papers and magazines in March 2003, writing "LIES LIES LIES" in black magic marker. Of course, that's hardly what bloggers do. We're far more effective than that.Retroactive claims to the efficacy of blog protest in 2003 notwithstanding--though, whew, boy, that is a doozy, isn't it?--we are left only to ponder in what universe a minor blogger on the relatively popular group blog of a second- or third-tier American newsmagazine's webpage images her ponderings to be to greater public effect than, say, an en masse defacing of major papers and magazines with the bold, black text: "LIES LIES LIES."