Wednesday, April 05, 2006


Readers are presumably puce with frustration at our laziness; Aaro has two completely unWatched pieces up on his blog.

One of them we are not Watching because it is archive material, and we have a general principle that we don't Watch archive material unless it is particularly interesting, because it can clearly be produced at a far faster rate than we can Watch it.

The other one we are not Watching because this is a fun blog for us, and only partly and thinly pseudonymous, and we don't need the grief of entering into a debate where you are almost bound to get smeared in some way or another. Various AW members have covered the Mearsheimer & Walt controversy on a variety of other blogs, so if you read a lot of blogs you already know what we think. I (evil bruschettaboy, ie Daniel Davies) have put a comment in the Aaroblog thread, but this is not an official AW statement of position; it might not even be my own fully considered view. There are some things which are genuinely not worth the trouble (running a Watch blog is obviously not one of them). Obviously if anyone else is braver than me then go for your life but I quite understand why nobody wants to get involved with this hornet's nest (check out Aaro's comments and see what I mean).


Blogger Captain Cabernet said...

You mean when we post here it is an official AW statement of position? I never knew I had such power ... it will probably go to my head.

4/05/2006 12:10:00 PM  
Blogger Matthew said...

Cohen's Standard column is not worth Watching either, as it's basically a 'from the archives'.

We have:

Coke and Kate Moss (who is apparently now the symbol of 'middle class dinner parties', which confirms that I've never been to one, but it does let the paper run more pictures of her).
THe LRB and the Jewish lobby, with the spin that it's Art Council funded (and David Duke).
That the UKip is not full of racists - just slightly odd people.
And one more, which is so boring I can't remember.

4/05/2006 12:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You mean when we post here it is an official AW statement of position?

Only if it has the papal bull on it. In related news, I am in the market for a bull, cheap.

4/05/2006 07:18:00 PM  
Blogger Captain Cabernet said...

So merely talking bull isn't enough?

4/06/2006 06:56:00 AM  

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