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Lunch Break: A Big Day for Blogging

Rapper The Game has responded to blogger Marc Lynch's analysis of how The Game should handle his feud with Jay-Z. As Spencer Ackerman writes, it's not a wise response: The Game lashes out at Lynch, which runs the risk of radicalizing not only Lynch himself, but the elites who listen to Lynch. And The Game needs all the support he can get right now.

That said, engagement -- even hostile engagement -- is more than Jay-Z has offered. The Game has at least taken a first step towards opening a potential channel of communication with Lynch. The initial message wasn't helpful to The Game's cause, but the next could be, and Lynch and his constituents are now paying a lot of attention to The Game. So maybe this is all strategy: The Game signals that he's willing to listen even as he doesn't weaken himself by telegraphing a desire for an alliance with political bloggers.

In any case, today's Lunch Break comes from The Game.

By Ezra Klein  |  August 7, 2009; 12:21 PM ET
Categories:  Lunch Break  
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Ridiculous. That's on the same level as the stupid feuds at Idol and other shows. Just ignore all those fools, and without an audience, they'll eventually stop the whining.

Well, Ezra, I guess you like that stuff as a diversion from the exhausting wonk work, but still...

Posted by: Gray62 | August 7, 2009 12:49 PM | Report abuse


I don't understand what the hell you're talking about.

Then again, maybe that's how others feel reading your health policy articles; so it's only fair.

I like the Jay-Z/Panjabi MC song w/the Knight Rider theme. Does that make me vaguely less lame?

Posted by: ThomasEN | August 7, 2009 1:09 PM | Report abuse

Dear Ezra, is there anyway you could be more sensitive to us West Coast followers? When you post your lunch break post it just reminds me that MY lunch break is still another 4 hours away.

Posted by: UnemployedCopyWriter | August 7, 2009 2:04 PM | Report abuse

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