I'm sorry, but I just can't do it. Yes, I saw the monthly media directive from the Trilateral Commission--the bulletin that tells the media the spin we're to put on certain stories. I'm O.K. with the go-negative-on-Dole stuff and the Richard-Jewell-is-a-long-suffering-victim mandate. But I can't bring myself to trash Louis Rossetto and Wired like the rest of my media sibs.

I admit certain biases. I've written for Wired a lot in the past three years; in fact, I have an 8,500-word masterpiece in the current issue (the one with the cantaloupe-and-eggplant-colored "Burning Man" cover and the acid-green-paisley Absolut ad on the...

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