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Mike’s Run 1: Playing Doctor

Posted in Humor, Mike's Run by Michael LaBossiere on June 25, 2013

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  1. WTP said, on June 25, 2013 at 9:15 am

    You need to be much crisper with your stick figures if you plan to be the next XKCD.

    http://xkcd.com/1228/

  2. T. J. Babson said, on June 25, 2013 at 10:56 am

    It’s actually not bad. Mike should send it to Runner’s World or something.

  3. T. J. Babson said, on June 25, 2013 at 11:15 am

    Ever so slowly, the worm turns:

    When asked by the Erik Wemple Blog for his thoughts on how the rest of the media has greeted his stuff, Greenwald responded:

    Media reaction to our scoops has been mixed. Many journalists have taken them very seriously, been quite supportive of the reporting I’ve been doing, and have with particular vigor defended our free press rights to report this.

    But it is true that the Guardian generally, and me in particular, are outsiders, not members of the Beltway establishment media clique. I’ve purposely made myself an outsider by very aggressively and harshly criticizing not just the culture itself but the most prominent members of it, including David Gregory and Andrew Ross Sorkin, who this morning suggested on CNBC that I be arrested.*

    Some of what is driving this hostility from some media figures is personal bitterness. Some of it is resentment over my having been able to break these big stories not despite, but because of, my deliberate breaching of the conventions that rule their world.

    But most of it is what I have long criticized them for most: they are far more servants to political power than adversarial watchdogs over it, and what provokes their rage most is not corruption on the part of those in power (they don’t care about that) but rather those who expose that corruption, especially when the ones bringing transparency are outside of, even hostile to, their incestuous media circles.

    They’re just courtiers doing what courtiers have always done: defending the royal court and attacking anyone who challenges or dissents from it. That’s how they maintain their status and access within it. That’s what courtiers to power, by definition, do.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/erik-wemple/wp/2013/06/24/greenwald-beltway-media-types-are-courtiers-to-power/

  4. ajmacdonaldjr said, on June 25, 2013 at 8:45 pm

    Pheidippides Disorder: Supposedly, a messenger (Pheidippides) ran about 25 miles, from Marathon to Athens, to announce the defeat of the Persians. At the end of the march he died of exhaustion. :)


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