Sunday, June 19, 2005

NEAL POLLACK COMES CLEAN. Or does he? This is interesting if it's on the level. Otherwise, it's stupid and boring. Of course, with the McSweeney's crowd you never know.

And no, I'm not that Dan Kennedy. The closest I ever got to Dave Eggers was for a brief time in 1996, when I was writing a media column for Salon and he was filling in as media-editor-of-the-month. The pleasure was all his.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

One vote for stupid & boring..

Anonymous said...

I skimmed the article and I googled the person and I still have absolutely no idea who this Pollack is, or what the NYT article is about, or why you blogged about him or linked to it.

Anonymous said...

Dave Eggar's comments on Pollack's article, and Pollack's reply to Eggar's comments:


http://mcsweeneys.net/smallcorrections.html

Anonymous said...

All I can think of is Elvis Costello: "I was a fine idea at the time...now I'm a brilliant mistake."

a s said...

After reading a couple of recent Neil Pollack articles on Slate and Salon that made me wonder when this guy matured, I think he's pretty on the level with the NYT piece.

It's only fun being a jerk for so long . . .

Anonymous said...

This, so soon after Pollack got called the worst parent in America (among other things) by hundreds of Salon readers for his essay about his two-year-old? What a trainwreck of a year he's having.