Like everyone else, I have some thoughts.
1.He was right. Taylor Swift's video does suck compared to Beyonce's. I mean, REALLY. What were they thinking, giving it to her? I loved West's insincere apology, referring to how he "really liked" Taylor Swift's "lyrics about cheerleading." That says it all. Still, local blogger Jack Bogdanski checked out a Kanye West CD from the public library recently, (?!) and now is justified in finding a reason to "eject it at track 9." As far as I'm concerned, this story just jumped the shark.
2.If West was so wrong, well, he'd be justified in telling us he learned his behavior from a recent outburst by a South Carolina Republican. And I haven't seen the Twittosphere light up over that in quite the same way. When a Republican lawmaker interrupts the President in a speech on health care reform to a joint session of congress, we don't feel empowered to be outraged. But that's how America works—we get indignant about the small stuff. Fine, West was an idiot. But this widespread indignation? The pitchforks? It's totally misplaced, and in my view, it reveals something ugly about all of us. Angry mob: Go after Joe Wilson!
4.If you liked it then you should have put a ring on it. If you liked it then you should have put a ring on it. Get the ringtone here.