Monday, May 09, 2005

At last!

Do you feel like certain voices aren't being represented by the mainstream media? Do you feel like the New York Times, the Washington Post and CNN show only one perspective on the world? Well, today all of that is over because Arianna Huffington's group blog "The Huffington Report" has begun. Finally, all of Arianna's big name Hollywood friends will have a forum for their voice. Hopefully this will just be the start of the trend and someone will find Bono a bully pulpit for his views on AIDS and Third World Debt Relief or Tom Cruise/John Travolta on their beliefs on Scientology. Maybe one day Michael Moore may even find a place for his opinion. But for today you will have to settle for such silenced voices as Laurie David (Larry's annoying wife), Julia-Louis Dreyfuss and her husband Brad Hall (what, no Jerry Seinfeld?!), Mike Nichols, John Cusack, Ellen Degeneres and Davids Mamet and Frum. Finally their opinions will be heard!

It's not that I object to Arianna starting a megablog and inviting all her big name friends to join in. After all, what is America about if not self-promotion? It's that she actually pretends this thing is going to offer a new perspective.

"The Huffington Post is going to be two things. Its really taking the two things that worked great on the Internet—which is news and the blogosphere—and combining them, bringing to the Internet voices that haven’t been there, as well as voices that are there. I’ve believed for a while now that some of the most interesting things are happening online and yet many of the very interesting people haven’t been a part of the online conversation."

Warren Beatty and Gwyneth Paltrow have been left out of the discussion for too long. Thank you Arianna!

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