I was so busy yesterday that I forsook my normal routine of coffee at Starbucks poring over the daily papers. And I missed this fun, complimentary review of Talking Points Memo in the Washington Post. (Note to self: no criticisms of Post — i.e., Bob Woodward — for rest of February, if possible.)
P.S. Excitement for the TPM relaunch continues to build. Even George Argyros is apparently getting into the spirit.
Actually, it’s time for another Argyros update. Back on January 28th we noted that Argyros, US Ambassador to Spain, had used the Embassy website to post a list of comically self-promoting awards he had gotten, or bought, over the years. (You know, like his induction into the “Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans, perhaps the single most coveted award given in American (sic) to non-military, non-show business individuals…”) Then Tuesday we noted that our mockery had gotten picked up in Argyros’ hometown paper and he’d had the good sense to take it down, or maybe Colin Powerll made him take it down. Then later Tuesday we revealed that he was still show-boating among the locals since he hadn’t taken down the Spanish language version of the list. Now it’s gone too.
Note to Ambassador Argyros: if you’re visiting TPM so often, maybe it’s time to support the site with an easy online contribution?
- -Hiring More Journalists
- -Providing free memberships to those who cannot afford them
- -Supporting independent, non-corporate journalism