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Journolist: Japanese Tentacle Pr0n Edition

John on July 22, 2010 at 9:54 am

In this edition we ask the age old question: Is tentacle porn an area of policy expertise?

The American Spectator gets into the Journolist act with a series of posts that they believe are more typical of what went on at Journolist. Here’s a sample:

>To: [Journolist member A]
>Maybe you’re just angry because Palin is hot and you are hideous.  Something to think about.
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[A] definitely gets the valor award simply by staying in the game, doing what she does, and dealing with this kind of crap.
well, that explains it all.
“Maybe you are angry because Michael Jordan is a legendary basketball player, and you are still living in your parent’s basement with your collection of Japanese tentacle porn.  Something to think about.”
I will give you five Yankee dollars to post that [A].
What is japanese tentacle porn? it sounds really exciting!
it’s frightening. Very Japanese. In a sort of “you can buy schoolgirl panties from a vending machine in Japan!” sort of way.
These goggles really aren’t doing anything.
Every time someone mentions Japanese tentacle porn, it makes god cry.
or kill a puppy. I get confused.

Granted it’s not an attempt to shape media coverage of their favorite candidate, but this still doesn’t quite mesh with my image of Journolist based on Ezra Klein’s description:

An insulated space where the lure of a smart, ongoing conversation would encourage journalists, policy experts and assorted other observers to share their insights (on fetishes) with one another.

Oh. That’s weird.

I hadn’t noticed that bit at the end before now.

[HT: Green Room]

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