Steve Almond Finds Way to Boost Technorati Rank: Attack Gawker

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Once again, Steve Almond proves himself to be his own worst enemy and best publicist, all at the same time.

Posting Huff-ily, Almond hoists himself with this:

If Gawker’s seductive virulence were just a “New York thing” or a “publishing thing” it wouldn’t matter that much. But ultimately, the site represents something broader: it’s a flagrant symptom of the culture of grievance that has overtaken our national discourse.

Almond himself, of course, is a cottage industry of grievance.