Brooklyn Fats's blog
A few months ago I wrote a piece lamenting the mini-cult which has developed lionizing the blogger who calls himself Gatemouth.The only thing more annoying than Gatemouth’s smug and relentless self-promotion are the seemingly endless chorus line of left wing gay bloggers (EnWhySea Wonk, Solomon Grundy, Antid Oto) queueing up to be his butt boy. Only Michael Bouldin seems to know better, and even he was outspoken in wishing that Gatemouth come back during his recent hiatus. Hopefully, Michael has learned to be careful what he wishes for.
And, it’s not just a gay thing.
One of the most annoying phenomena plaguing New York City political blogs is the mini-cult which has developed around the blogger who calls himself Gatemouth. I am certainly not alone in holding this opinion. Indeed, in the past few weeks, several anonymous bloggers have made childish attempts to expose persons who they consider to be Gatemouth. This is missing the point entirely; what is needed is not exposure of Gatemouth’s identity, but rather his agenda.
Unlike many of Gatemouth’s detractors, I often find Gatemouth good reading, despite his windy renditions of political history and his obsession with cultural trivia. But though he might be good reading, he gives off bad karma.