So tonight, I had the stellar opportunity of having someone tell me that bloggers have no credibility, that alternative presses and established newspapers have a credibility that I will never have. And no one reads us, I was told, which I wholeheartedly agree with.
And yet, I wonder - WHO IS CREDIBLE? As I've said before, who among the mainstream or alternative presses managed to denounced the war before it was fashionable to do so? I did. On a blog. In cyberspace. In "un-credible" land.
I was further told that until I had some academic credentials for the fields I write in, that I'd just be a guy with an opinion...ummmm...and with a larger circ. than the fucking academics who want to dis what I say from the position of their unread journals.
Martin Berman said it best..."the 20th century...will be a time when all that is solid MELTS INTO AIR." (He was a little early, but not by much. Theodore Roosevelt said it well also - "If you can't stand the heat, get [the FUCK] out of the kitchen." You want credibility? Ask Ari Fleisher for a quote from President Dumb-Ass. That's about as close as you could get. Sounds like fun, that CRED-A-BILITY shit.