That was the feeling the Evil Pundit and I had when discussing Margot's webdiary over coffee, when he dropped by today at my invitation on his way back to Sydney.
It was inspired by this fabulous, fantastic post on Margot's Webdiary, and as remarked on by Tim Blair.
This piece of self-aggrandising pompous puffery was so egregiously conceited, it cried out to be commented on. So we, and many others did, confident that the air of self-congratulatory smugness amongst the comment "editors" there (for all comments have to be passed for Political Correctness) would be impervious to the most outrageous hyperbole.
We were right.
As proven Here
Margo that is easily the best post on Webdiary ever. I really mean that.
I can say without fear of contradiction that Margo's singlehanded pioneering of the 'peerless newspaper' is up there with Al Gore's invention of the Internet.
And here by Hugh Mann
This article is a work of genius that will stand as the quintessence of 21st Century journalism for generations to come.
I'm sure Jack is right. Webdiary has become the journalistic equivalent of Mecca. Margo you have built and they will come to pay homage to you the messiah of political news and views for the masses.
Only thing left to do is discover the fountain of youth so that you and Webdiary may survive all millennia.
...and probably a few more instances by now.
And they swallow it. Uncritically. They are so far up themselves, they don't know whether to use a toothbrush or loo paper.
But even we found it vaguely shaming, that these people should be so unbelievably convinced of their own righteousness, that the possibility of sarcasm never crossed their mind. Too easy a target for Lampooning by far.
That Ace Parodist and butcher-of-sacred-cows par excellence, Iowahawk, made his own inimitable contribution, below :
But frankly, they do a far better job of Lampooning themselves than any outsider could hope to. Sad, really.