A Christmas Poem for the Post's Virginia Politics Blog

Friday, December 25, 2009

In response to this poem by Rosalind "Roz" Helderman, I humbly present the following reply. Merry Christmas! :)

‘Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the blogs
Not a reporter was stirring, except one named Roz
She was waxing poetic with rhymes in her head
Hoping somehow next year that her paper wouldn’t be dead
With the industry reeling and red ink by the barrel
Post reporters were in no mood for a jolly Chrismas carol
Amy Gardner was dreaming of her fave politicos
And how in all her stories Gerry always smells like a rose
Anita Kumar wondered why the bloggers were so mean
Why bad boy Ben Tribbett always makes her want to scream
Oh and what ever happened to Tim Craig anyway?
He fled the mean Virginia blogosphere for DC they say
"Why do bloggers all hate us?" the reporters did think
"Maybe something to do with the fact we don’t link?"
"How on earth do we compete with new media?" they asked
"We’re already overworked, underpaid and multitasked
It’s not easy to compete with people working for free
My J-school degree should be worth more to me!
It’s a scary new world and we need money badly
Which has turned us into bloggers, we must report sadly
Our wish for 2010 is that layoffs stay out of sight
So Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!"