From Wired, one of the biggest technology magazines that I know about. I subscribed to their RSS feed months ago, simply because every once in a blue moon something interesting pops onto the radar. Today I was titillated by this:
My reaction after slogging through all five painful pages: what the fuck? Aside from being rife with typos (my personal favorite: they failed to capitalize the name of their own magazine on page four) and populated by nonexistent pictures, the article reads like a cheap action flick. We’ve got evil communists, bad-ass computer geeks, war propaganda, conspiracy, cyber-terrorism, total paranoia…you name it, it’s there.
Is this journalism? What the hell is wrong with the editors at Wired that they allowed this kind of crap to get published? I’m inclined to wonder if someone hacked Wired’s website and posted the article as some sort of off-color joke.
My god, I wrote satire and lies for four years, and it was better than this junk. I’m honestly tempted to unsubscribe from their RSS feed. If this kind of crap is their version of a “top story”, then I don’t really see a need to waste even the small amount of time it takes to skim their headlines every day.
Quite honestly, if I wanted to read poorly-done war propaganda I’d rather turn to Tod Holton, Super Green Beret than Wired magazine.
God, I love Tod Holton. If only I could unleash some magic monkeys on the Wired editors.