Friday, July 07, 2006

What's Wrong with The New Yorker

The New Yorker could never cover the ULA's story, our historic Howl Protest actions and the like. If they did the story would be horribly tainted. They're full supporters of the cultural status quo, of the narrowness of the "literary" story and the bland inocuousness of "literary" poetry.

They're Ford Motor in the Twenties: You can buy any color you like as long as it's black.
They're Baskin Robbins selling only one flavor.
Asking the stuffy prepster Ivy Leaguers "sold" body-and-soul on the attributes of the purely literary to consider other writers-- particularly outsiders-- would be like asking Ford to promote other car companies. It ain't gonna happen. Which is why we make our own noise and treat establishment outlets like The New Yorker as our competition-- the enemy.

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