Man the air feels cleaner already since that fat frigtard Robert Scoble went on his blog strike. Check it out here. Big Bob, king of the naked conversation, says he’s outraged because some bloggers said really ugly things about a friend of his named Kathy Sierra. So, in protest, he has stopped blogging. Great idea! Why didn’t someone think of this sooner? It’s like when Bill O’Reilly told his audience to boycott Vermont. The whole state celebrated.
Yes, it’s gross for people to say nasty things about this Sierra person. But I gotta tell you, after the last few years of listening to Scoble and Shel Israel and Steve Rubel and the rest of these pinheads wax on about the wondrous impact of the blogosphere and the glories of “citizen journalism,” it kind of feels good to see them stymied. I mean these guys really take themselves seriously, don’t they? Bunch of smug, sanctimonious dopes who lectured all of us about the “marketplace of ideas” and how the blogosphere was this self-regulating ecosystem or some such horseshit. Now they’re lobbying for a “Blogger Code of Conduct.” I’m not making this up. See here.
Guys, I’m sorry, but you’re idiots. “Naked Conversations”? Stupid. “Cluetrain”? Even worse. What you need is a cluestick and you should be beating yourselves with it.
You know what? It’s kind of fun to see you stuttering and stammering and bloviating now that you’ve been knocked back on your fat asses. Now you know how all those other people feel — you know, the ones who’ve been getting savaged by bloggers, the ones who complained about it, the ones you and your pals at the Electronic Frontier Foundation have delighted in mocking. And now you want a “code of conduct.” Boo friggin hoo. Dummies.
It’s like we said before when we sued those a-hole bloggers who were leaking our product info. You guys want to have it both ways. On the one hand you want to be free to write whatever you want, obeying no rules of courtesy or common sense and not even bothering to find out if stuff is true; but when someone calls you on it you all go running for “shield laws” and pretending you’re real journalists. I’m sorry to break this to you. You’re not.
Thanks, Robert, for shutting the fuck up for a few days. But here’s a suggestion. Make your strike permanent. The world would be a much better place.