The Simon joins the roll

Another Los Angeles-based online culture mag just found me. The Simon began about five years ago as a give-away quarterly and went Web-only last year, Tim Grierson says. He and co-editor Russell Brown post a new story weekly from a bunch of contributors. This week's is on Ann Coulter:

Her latest book arrives not a moment too soon for political commentators, conservative and liberal alike, who rely on Coulter to drum up a fresh controversy when the news gets slow.

Her reliability as a source of manufactured controversy is so assured, it’s quite possible Coulter is the creation of a bored and lazy contingent of newspaper editors, television news producers, and Internet content providers who can no longer be bothered presenting any sort of nuanced debate to an increasingly punch-drunk public.

Recent headlines include Tthe Amazing Lesbian-Changing Powers of Ben Affleck!, Hypocrites vs. Terrorists: The U.S Government and its War on Internet Gambling and My Obsession with Monica Bellucci.

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