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When the New York Observer’s media blogger Matt Haber (the forgotten Gawker Alum!) devoted a post yesterday to basically announcing the existence of Goldberg’s blog and needling Goldberg for his initial boneheaded support of the Iraq War, Goldberg blew up with rage. Haber’s post was a mugging, he says. Jeffrey, Jeffrey, Jeffrey. We’ll show you what a mugging is.
And from the reader comments, in response to Goldberg’s promise, in his introductory post, to write about topics ranging from “Dylan and Springsteen” to “the civilizational struggle within Islam”:
Jeffrey Goldberg, if you’re reading this, I will send you a coupla mix-CDs of reasonably new music if it prevents you from writing about Dylan and Springsteen. For real. Hit me up, man.
More from Ken Silverstein:
Perspective — October 23, 2013, 8:00 am
How pro-oil Louisiana politicians have shaped American environmental policy
Postcard — October 16, 2013, 8:00 am
A trip to one of the properties at issue in Louisiana’s oil-pollution lawsuits
Amount that Egypt owes the United States in unpaid parking tickets:
Studies of humankind’s original states—in China, Egypt, the Indus Valley, Mesopotamia, and Peru—suggest that the emergence of bureaucracy catalyzed predatory imperial expansion.
An Egyptian court sentenced former president Mohamed Morsi and 106 Muslim Brotherhood supporters to death for killing and kidnapping police; conspiring with Iran, Hamas, and Hezbollah; participating in a 20,000-man jailbreak; and stealing chickens.
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“Shelby is waiting for something. He himself does not know what it is. When it comes he will either go back into the world from which he came, or sink out of sight in the morass of alcoholism or despair that has engulfed other vagrants.”