H.Klein commented on Betrayed by the Zeitgeist she once channeled, Tina Brown invokes it one last timeBravo Matt Haber Speaking of nailing it, please take a bow, hammer in hand. Tina Brown is one of the last remaining media frauds dangling like an errant chad waiting for final inspection by the uber lib greyhairs who continue to believe that what they characterize as the "spirt of the times" is definable by the output of their own media products. History has a harsher judgement on these pea brained pundits. The vast sweep of history proves beyond dispute that simple, everyday economic realities that define one's ability to survive is the only spirit of the times strong enough to move individuals, societies, political decisions. Brown's penchant to see vast trends in the incipid meandering of her self-invented people who count syndrome world, may have been once interesting but now it's pathetic. What she and her faded ilk tend to forget is that for all the puffery about Zeitgeist the simple fact is that nobody cares anymore about trends because people know they are largely the creation of gatekeepers. And one thing is certain, the age of gatekeeping whether at magazines, newspapers, movies or tv is gone. Paper and electronic dinosaurs lumbering around a deserted savannah. So the message to Tina is guess what? The Daily Beast may be next. There's much more fun and easy tiltilation to have on You Tube and Twitter. And with what we will have is a world of individual gatekeepers talking to other gatekeepers. We are all hosts of our own talk shows. And all the better. When you have a nutty Korean gyrating like an electrocuted crack addict that gets a billion hits on You Tube the bell doth tolleth for thee. Tina has to lose her zeitgeist jones and leave us all to our own quotidiens.
Posted on December 24th, 2012 2:26pm