If you’re bleeding from every orifice, cutting off your hands because they offend thee and busy looking at the sky while the ground crumbles, what would be your next best move? Pick a fight with people who at best distrust you and at worst loathe you like an ingrown nose hair.
According to a memo by Atlanta Journal Constitution editor Julia Wallace, the big cheese, swiss by all the holes, is going to come online and teach all us chilluns the proper way to do this reporting and commentary thing.
“Online, we will show that we know Atlanta best, providing superlative news and information and becoming the preferred medium for connecting local communities.”
Let’s see. We’ve already got places where legislators float ideas and participate in discussion. We’ve got places acting as media watchdogs; the daylight the Cox media vampires fear most. We’ve got this best damned political interviewer to come along in decades. And while poor Doug Nurse is forced to sit through two hours of mind numbing federal court to get a measly five paragraphs in the Metro section, we have places dedicating lengthy coverage to local issues.
So Ms. Wallace, welcome to the tea party. Don’t mind us chilluns if we snicker softly to ourselves while you turn up your nose at our viritual tea. While you’ve been slopping melon rinds and onion peels and calling it caviar, us chilluns have been making tea for years.