June 01, 2002
Thou Shalt Not Have False OmbudsGods Before Me

Tim Blair first calls for an OmbudsGod to keep an eye on puny mortal Ombudsmen and soon after greets the birth of one. So who is this new god? One thing we know is that he (or "He") has a chip on his shoulder about not saying "whom" -- just like Ken Layne, as it happens. Did "a reader" really ask Him about that? Perhaps, if reader and writer are one, or at least close friends. A new newspaper that wants to compete with entrenched legacy media might well wish to hire an Ombudsgod instead of a mere Ombudshuman.

Posted by Dr. Weevil at June 01, 2002 03:36 PM