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Monday, May 09, 2005

Why didn't she just get a free EBlogger account?

By Aussiegirl

The LA Weekly dishes the dirt on Arianna's overhyped new blogventure entitled: Arianna's Blog Blows -- Will this failure finally finish her?

To which we can only add -- we can only hope so.

I don't know -- David Frum's article, quoted below was good -- but then -- he's David Frum -- and obviously a good sport to be willing to wade into the liberal lion's den with something resembling coherent thought.

Other than that -- let's see what the glitterati of Hollywood have to tell us -- hmm -- Ellen Degeneris is upset about something to do with wild horses -- huh?

Julia Dreyfuss and her husband have a very unfunny piece which makes a tragic attempt at irony and satire.

Somebody or other talks about Hunter Thompson -- again -- who cares?

Beyond that it was a blur of tedium and irrelevance -- but that's Arianna for you.

Here's just a tease from the column -- she coulda had an Eblogger account for free -- instead -- she chose a one-way ticket to Palookaville:

Judging from today's horrific debut of the humongously pre-hyped celebrity blog the Huffington Post, the Madonna of the mediapolitic world has gone one reinvention too many. She has now made an online ass of herself. What Arianna Huffington's bizarre guru-cult association, 180-degree conservative-to-liberal conversion, and failed run in the California gubernatorial-recall race couldn't accomplish, her blog has now done: She is finally played out publicly.

This Web-site venture is the sort of failure that is simply unsurvivable, because of all the advance publicity touting its success as inevitable. Her blog is such a bomb that it's the box-office equivalent of Gigli, Ishtar and Heaven's Gate rolled into one. In magazine terms, it's the disastrous clone of Tina Brown's Talk, JFK Jr.'s George or Maer Roshan's Radar. No matter what happens to Huffington, it's clear Hollywood will suffer the consequences.


At 7:59 PM, Anonymous Pindar said...

What a deliciously wicked article, deftly slicing and dicing the Hollywood pretensions that masquerade as actors and actresses! I especially like this quote: "Still, the celebs aren't to blame here, because they made the bad mistake of allowing Arianna to sweet-talk them into believing that they had something to say in the first place."

At 9:31 PM, Anonymous melina said...

i just wasn't "getting it", until i came across your blog via technorati. thanks for saying what i was thinking...esp. the julia louis-dreyfuss hideousness.


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