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In its latest issue, the masters of timing at Blackbook have published an article by Fake Writer JT Leroy, who proclaims that "snark is the new crack" (brilliant — and for this he was once heralded as a literary talent?):

When did snark become an acceptable pose for journalists, be they bloggers hiding out in daddy's rec room or fellas fanning themselves under the fearsome moniker of the New York Times?

Better to hide behind snark or a fearsome moniker than a bogus character using HIV to garner sympathy, attention, and financial success.

JT Leroy Blasts Snark, Fails to Grasp 'Irony' [FishbowlNY]