Monday, April 25, 2005

Because Who Cares What the Little People Think Anyway?

Taking a break from her successful Zsa Zsa Gabor-impersonating business and her sideline polishing Bill Maher's knob, Arianna Huffington is launching a celebrity blog site which will provide a one-stop brainwashing outlet for people who can't think on their own and thus look to the famous for guidance, because God forbid anyone not officially approved to voice an opinion somehow gains the ability to disburse their views.

She has lined up more than 250 of what she calls "the most creative minds" in the country to write a group blog that will range over topics from politics and entertainment to sports and religion. It is essentially a nonstop virtual talk show that will be part of a Web site that will also serve up breaking news around the clock. It is to be introduced May 9.

Having prominent people join the blogosphere, Ms. Huffington said in an interview, "is an affirmation of its success and will only enrich and strengthen its impact on the national conversation." Among those signed up to contribute are Walter Cronkite, David Mamet, Nora Ephron, Warren Beatty, James Fallows, Vernon E. Jordan Jr., Maggie Gyllenhaal, Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr., Diane Keaton, Norman Mailer and Mortimer B. Zuckerman.

Yeah, right. Because we all have those moments when discussing the issues of the day and we suddenly realized that we don't know what Maggie Gyllenhaal has to say on the subject.

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