Reason Magazine Shows Us What That Web is For
There's a ton of crap on the web. Do we really need another crappy blog detailing how hard it was to pick out sneakers, or more live chats discussing this week's episode of Jersey Boys?
No, not so much. But at least someone's out there serving up bloggy goodness: the night before last, during President Obama's State of the Union address, Reason Magazine's blog, Hit and Run, had a running commentary going provided by Reason Magazine editors.
I could go on and on about how quick they were to rebut talking points, or how well they pointed out political posturing, or how they pointed out triangulation (remember that term?), or were not only able to call "bullshit,"but back it up with facts, but that'd be missing the best part.
Because they combined the entire thing with a SOTU drinking game. To play along, all you had to do was sit back with a potent potable (thank you Senor Trebek) and take a sip whenever the President:
- falsely referenced "false choices."
- said "there are those who like to say."
- lied about health care.
- credited the stimulus for economic recovery (double shot if he confidently assertsed that it will continue).
- claimed to have rid Washington of special interests.
- blamed Bush for policies he's perpetuated (try the war, spending, and Guantanamo for starters).
Nothing like watching a bunch of really smart, savvy, political writers interrupting a valid and well-argued point to type: "False Choices: DRINK!"
I'd tell you how it all ended, but I can't quite remember.