by Scoobie Davis
The new August Playboy is must reading for people who want to be in the know. James Peterson has an eye-opening column on Clear Channel and how its lame and homogenous groupthink mentality represents the bottom of the barrel of corporate radio. Peterson also takes CC to task for being in the pocket of Bush and the kook right. How True. A media channel is supposed to encourage discussion. Clear Channel, on the other hand, takes on the tactics of the hard right: it wants to discuss ideas—but only the right's ideas. They don’t want to win debates; they want to silence the opposing side.
That issue of Playboy also almost compelled me to go out tonight. I don’t feel like going out tonight; last night’s T3 bash partied me out (scroll down to yesterday’s post). Tonight is the premiere for Legally Blonde 2; I’m not going—it isn’t my kind of film. I almost changed my mind when I turned to the DVD review section and it had a topless picture of Reese Witherspoon. Sweet.