BBC Radio 4 is broadcasting a weekly series, Meet the Bloggers, and today “Programme 4: It’s Political“ hit the airwaves and the Internet. Featured in this week’s segments are two of America’s most influential bloggers, Glenn Reynolds of Instapundit and… um… me.
Why HorsesAss.org? Producer Mark Savage told me he was looking for two bloggers, one national and one local, who also represent the opposite ends of the political spectrum. But the average listener might assume that Savage failed in his quest, for while I proudly lay claim to my liberal Democratic bias, Reynolds once again dances around Instapundit’s true ideological slant, describing himself as a “small ‘L’ libertarian” who before the Iraq War might have been identified as a “quirky lefty.”
One of the advantages blogging has over other forms of journalism is that we get to free ourselves from the shackles of feigned objectivity, thus enabling our readers to judge us within the context of our openly embraced bias. But if, like Reynolds, we couch our political slant in half-hearted half-denials, we’re really no better than Fox News.
As for me, I’m not sure if the segment sheds much more light on who I am or what I do than the few minutes allotted allows. Of more interest might be the extended, unedited interview clips of both me and Reynolds that the BBC has posted to the program’s web page.
And of course, if you can’t get enough of my melodious voice, I invite you to tune in or live stream “The David Goldstein Show” on Newsradio 710-KIRO (Sundays, 7-10PM), and download our weekly, beer-soaked, political blabfest from Podcasting Liberally.