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Sunday, April 11, 2004
Behold, for Tim Blair brings us tidings of great joy: Mark Morford has been suspended from SFGate.
Grotesque? Morford? Say it ain't so! Morford's been grotesque for as long as I've been aware of his pathetic existence. What could he have done to actually step over the line?:
Here's where I'm suppose to feign shock and indignation, and accuse Morford of approving of child molestation. Er, actually, he sort of is. But he's also right: many thirteen-year-old boys would consider this "a positive adventure". That's why we don't let thirteen-year-olds loose on the landscape. And, needless to say, we don't look the other way when adult women---teachers, for pity's sake---fulfill their desires.
But, really, for Morford this is pretty tame, and I'm surprised they dinged him for it. Maybe the above quote is considerably sanitized.
Here's something I wouldn't have guessed in a million years:
I wonder what "building the home page" means. I wouldn't have pegged Morford as a web geek. Learning to program a computer requires a certain amount of discipline. (I'm sure Morford's into discipline, just not that kind.)
Oh, but there were other people suspended with him. I wonder why?
Hot damn! That's some editing! Of course, if there were any editing at SFGate, Morford's crap would never have seen the light of day.
Hold onto your stomach contents for this next bit:
Would that his following follow him off the edge.
A liberal redneck? No. I'm a liberal redneck. Morford's more like a red-assed yellowbelly, or a superannuated two year old who's just discovered his own tackle and can't stop playing with it, or a hippy preserved forever in some sticky substance on the floor of the bummer tent, or a serial killer of the English language, or...well, you make up one. It's fun!
Speaking of language crimes, does anyone else remember when the word "edgy" described a person who trembled and chain-smoked and sweat a lot? (Hmmm, come to think of it, that probably describes Morford too.)
Tim's commenters are beating Morford black and blue. Some choice quotes:
and, summing it up pithily:
Knew? I never even dreamed.