Sunday, February 06, 2022

The Editorial Voice

In general they've improved this somewhat, but especially if you reach back 20-30 years into the archives, the "from the top of the mountain" condescending Editorial Voice of the unsigned editorial board pieces in newspapers is so completely hilarious.

Back in the early days of blogging there was this common completely pompous thundering tone, with random weirdos (like me) lecturing the world about What Must Be Done and all that. It was hilarious silly, especially looking back, but I don't think it occurred to me until now that people were just copying that tone and pose from newspaper editorial boards.

Who were/are also just a bunch of random weirdos who decided they can lecture everybody else, pompously.