September 16, 2004

Are you a member of the Pajamahadeen?

Much has been said lately by the Mainstream Media about being called to task by the great, unschooled masses who dare to question their integrity, the veracity of their reporting, and their motives as Journalists. The media and their minions have cast dispersions on those bloggers who dare to fact-check, source-check, or call "BullSh*t" when they deem it appropriate.

Now they have resorted to the old, fourth grade school-yard tactic of hurling insulting names at these intrepid Internet Warriors. They call them Pajamahadeen.

These simple clues will tell you if you are, in fact, a dreaded member of the Pajamahadeen, unabashed fact-checker and online militant on the side of fair and unbiased reporting:

-You an avowed member of a outlaw political sect, such as the Republicans or the Conservative Libertarians, and consider yourself a member of the VRWC.

-You not only know what a URL is, you actually have one.

-When Al Gore spoke of "Digital Brownshirts" you felt that he was talking about you. And to commemorate being noticed, you have one prominently displayed on your blog.

-You do your best work in either your sleepware, skivvies, or nekkid.

-Instapundit, Lucianne, IMAO, The Rottweiler, Blackfive, Michelle Malkin, INDC, Lileks, the Commissar, and Drudgereport are bookmarked as "Daily Reads" on both your browser and on your site.

-You have been trained in the building and proper deployment of Google-bombs.

-You are a member of one of the following web-rings or alliances: Milbloggers, Blogs for Bush, or Alliance of Free Bloggers.

-You know what a "Puppy Blender" is.

-The words "What is the frequency, Kenneth" are somewhere on your blog, either displayed in the gutter or in a recent post. Each "th" is in superscript for dramatic effect.

-When you check a news site, it tends to be Fox New, the Washington Times, Newsmax, World Net Daily, or the New York Post.

-You not only understand the difference between a fact and an opinion, you are able to explain it by use of the Cluebat without leaving lasting marks.

If you find that you are truly Pajamahadeen, wear the title proudly and remember, as the great Media Ice Age progresses, it is the little, adaptable creatures who survived the past Ice Ages. It was the behemoths that did not.

As always, Mama I was happy to post for you.

SlagleRock Out!

As always, Blogson Extraordinaire, you bring the heat! Thanks again, Handsome.

Posted by SlagleRock at September 16, 2004 03:21 PM

LMAO. As always, right on the money! now where do I apply for the standard issue headscarve?

Posted by: RedFalcon at September 16, 2004 09:48 PM

You know, I was so disappointed by the Pajama Brigade thing. the truth has got to be told. We wear pajamas on a dress UP day.

Heck, I don't even OWN pajamas and skivvies are too expensive to wear all day!

Hello? Is this thing on?
Um. ok. nevermind.

Posted by: Joel (No Pundit Intended) at September 16, 2004 10:10 PM

Awsome post Mama, as usual, and Joel has a valid point. Sometimes just the birthday suit is sufficient.

Posted by: Jack at September 16, 2004 10:57 PM

Um...I pass five of the prerequisites for "Pajamahadeen-hood"...except I don't own a pair a pajamas. Let's just say y'all should be thankful I don't have my cam on.

Posted by: Pam at September 17, 2004 12:32 AM

Great post. I'll send you a trackback after I get some sleep.

Posted by: Bill Faith at September 17, 2004 05:23 AM

So... how many do you have to have to qualify? I mean, I'm almost there. In fact, I'm only 1 or 2 short. :-)

Posted by: Beth at September 17, 2004 10:53 AM

Actually, sometimes the Birthday Suit is preferred.

And don't worry about not meeting all the criteria, Beth and Pam. They are only "guidelines" and not intended to be used as the sole means of determining qualification for Pajamahadeen-hood. We examine each potential Pajamahadeen blog-martyr individually for their unique qualifications.

Beth, you're raising twin boys AND blogging. Trust me, you're qualified! And Pam? You have a weiner dog. Need I say more?

Posted by: Mamamontezz at September 19, 2004 02:07 PM
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