Nick Coleman, hermaphrodite-at-large

Star & Sickle columnist Nick Coleman unwisely elects to write to PressThink:

Do you THINK the press is being de-certified? Which side are you on? I thought that was your game plan. You ripped me last fall without even speaking to me because I had the poor judgment (or maybe the balls) to confront right wing wingnut bloggers who have my newspaper (and most others) in the crosshairs of a constant all-out partisan attack. And they are winning, prof. The Star-Tribune now has hired a by-god certifiable right wing activist and power megaphone. Funny, I haven’t seen you make any mention of that yet. Nor do I remember you defending me in December when I criticized the dudes at Powerline, who I called extremists while most of the academic press fakers of the world were bending over to kiss their jodhpurs. By the way, in case you haven’t paid attention, many other journalists have since come to the same conclusion. I could cite chapte and verse, but why bother.

Nick Coleman is a being of scientific wonder. He’s both a prick and a pussy! As one PressThink commenter noted, where are those two anti-blog screeds? They seem to have mysteriously disappeared from his archive at the Red Star…. And of course, he’s a legacy media dinosaur, too slow to realize that in the blogosphere, what you write will be read, noted and commented upon regardless of whether it is an email, a blog post or a column. Didn’t you get the government memo? There is no privacy anymore.

I realize it’s hard for the legacy media types to get over the assumption that everything they write will vanish to the winds and be forgotten three days later, (and where are all those gunfights on Washington Avenue that the concealed-carry law was certain to bring about?) but some people just have to learn the hard way.

Nicki, my dear angry little chickadee, the reason Mr. Rosen wasn’t defending you is because, unlike you, he’s not dumb enough to think your position is a defensible one.