Vanity, vanity

When Eric Alterman admonished Andrew Sullivan’s weblog for “narcisissm,” I considered it. Sullivan is a bit self-important – but he can’t hope to compare with the rampant egoism of Alterman. For the past few weeks he’s printed the setlists of Springsteen shows he attended. Yesterday he printed a short summary of why the Vietnam war was bad – groundbreaking journalism, that. Today he runs no less than 27 responses to his unspectacular column. 27! That’s more letters than Dissent prints in a year!

Pat yourself on the back all day if you like, Eric, but don’t lambaste a vastly superior writer because he likes to talk about his vacations.

Song of the Day: Huey Lewis, “Stuck with You”

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