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Thursday, May 10, 20071178805900

I'm never reading National Review Online Again

Putting up a detailed spoiler for an episode that hasn't even finished airing in California, let alone for people who watch it via iTunes, is sickening. It's bad form and bad sportsmanship. It's hateful blog "journalism" that I want nothing of.

A reader -- with who I am not happy with, pending an explanation -- sent the spoiler in to me. If I had read even the second line a major plot development would have been revealed.

I'm not linking to the article, and I'm not linking to that blog. Left or Right, smart or dumb, Podhoretz's post was unprofessional and juvenile. I want nothing to do with the National Review or John Podhoretz.

The sidebar links to all National Review properties are removed within the day. As time permits, I'll purge them from the archives (though I will leave the manually URL or else use a nofollow tag, so that all sources on this blog can be checked).


I don't like them at all, (as you might have guessed), but Derbyshire's columns are at least good for laughs.

What show did they spoil?

Posted by: A.E. | Thursday, May 10, 2007

Which is why I am on no-net, no-TV and no-phone quarantine for the weekend the Harry Potter book comes out.

Posted by: Adam | Thursday, May 10, 2007

A.E.: Lost.

Damn good episode last night and not the sort you want to know ANYTHING about ahead of time.

Posted by: Brendan | Thursday, May 10, 2007

AE -- interesting on Derybshire. He's by far the best writer they have. (You have to be doing something right to get 6,000 hits on gnxp! [1] ])

Adam -- I'm still bitter over a link on drudge giving away the ending to Apocalypto. (grumble grumble) However, at least that was in the context of a variety review, and not out of malice.

Brendan -- agreed! Fortunately I was able to divert my eyes as quickly as possible. Wow! Amazing episode!

[1] http://www.google.com/search?q=derbyshire+site

Posted by: Dan tdaxp | Thursday, May 10, 2007

Yeah, that was not a Lost episode you want spoiled.

Posted by: purpleslog | Thursday, May 10, 2007

Purpleslog -- agreed!

PS: For those who have seen the episode, this Lostpedia page [1] will prove interesting.

[1] http://lostpedia.com/wiki/Jacob

Posted by: Dan tdaxp | Friday, May 11, 2007