His Master's Voice

Wow, gotta love the slow digitization of human knowledge. Here's the only known recording of the brilliant and hilarious H.L. Mencken.

And to be honest, if I had a current favourite working journalist, it's Matt Taibbi. I've only been reading him for the last couple of years, but he has been absolutely essential. I think his piece on Palin was probably the single best piece on the self-destructing horrorshow that was McCain's campaign and America as it was in late 2008. You can check out his regular posts at Smirking Chimp and there are lots of clips of him on youtube. At this point in time, he is utterly essential.


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