The L.A. Times will run a feature article tomorrow titled Blogging L.A. It’s a fairly innocuous piece whose main saving grace is a mention of yours truly:
Politics runs heavy too, with intense, phlegm-flecked rants from the left, the right and those who consider themselves nonpartisan, equal-opportunity bashers of governmental and societal inanities. Media-watching is big on sites such as www.LAObserved.com, run by Kevin Roderick (a former Times staffer), and Patrick Frey’s Patterico’s Pontifications, Patterico.com, which mixes a conservative take on local media (particularly The Times, which has recently begun beefing up its blog presence) and politics at all levels.
Hmmm. Is my blog a “phlegm-flecked rant . . . from the right”? Or am I a simple media-watcher? It seems a little ambiguous to me. You make the call!
I am, of course, always happy to be mentioned in the same sentence as Kevin Roderick, who (though I share little of his politics) is an excellent blogger who makes an invaluable contribution to the L.A. blogging scene in general — as well as being an indispensable source for all matters relating to the L.A. Times.
Otherwise, I figure The Times is trying to butter me up by including this blog in the piece. Nice try, guys, but no sale! (Be sure to note the ironic Mickey Kaus-style exclamation point!)
P.S. WARNING: above post may be tongue-in-cheek. Interpret accordingly.