I don’t really feel like dissecting Seattle Time’s editorial columnist Collin Levey’s latest barf-bag of partially predigested partisan bile, except to say: “blah, blah, blah.” [“This band of brothers has a different view of Kerry“]
As usual, she uses her opinion column as a vehicle for rumor mongering. In the right-wing media sewer system that starts with the cesspool of supermarket tabloids and winds its way through the Wall Street Journal’s sewage treatment plant of an editorial page, Collin is our local discharge conduit, dumping its effluent into Puget Sound.
While I applaud The Seattle Times for seeing fit to provide op/ed space for a local columnist to regularly cover national and international issues, I’m having trouble understanding what exactly is “local” about Collin Levey? She never provides any local perspective, never explores the local impact of national issues, never draws on local history, people or events to color her commentaries.
Perhaps Collin actually lives in Seattle, but she might as well be writing from the WSJ’s Manhattan offices for all we know. She is essentially a nationally syndicated conservative columnist… without the syndication.