Friday, March 05, 2004

I've been shocked by the ludicrousness of Henry Blodgett, internet huckster and shyster, covering the Martha Stewart trial, which ended today with a conviction. Read here for some of his lackluster prose describing the denouement, and here for his inadequate "disclosure". While getting Blodgett to cover the trial may have been great PR for Slate, it hasn't done much to endear them in my eyes--it's crass and deplorable to hire people this biased to cover a trial, even if you "disclose" all day and night.

I've said it before and I'll say it again--Blodgett was one of the chief architects of the bubble insanity, and these dispatches only help to prove that he takes no responsibility for the trust he squandered and the economy he helped to blow. He's a snake, and the proper response would be to find the rock he's underneath, lift it up and smash him with it.