John Mayer has had nothing but bad luck when it comes to the Internet, a streak that is likely to continue in the wake of the musician's new less-than-cogent takedown of The Huffington Post on his Tumblr blog. Mayer, it seems, was displeased with an erroneous HuffPo article implying he might reunite with ex-girlfriend Jennifer Aniston. This offended Mayer, not simply because it was wrong, but because it was unethical. He explained the distinction:
The reason I'm calling you out instead of all the other magazines that make stories up out of thin air is that In Touch and Star Magazine aren't concurrently writing pieces about Pat Tillman or WikiLeaks. Those other rags know who they are, and even if they're obnoxious, I'd rather have to live with them because they (and the rest of the world) know where they stand, which doesn't make them one tenth as dangerous as you are. You're a stripper wearing reading glasses. Or maybe you're an insolvent law student willing to dance for a few extra dollars. Either way, it's uncomfortable to watch you try to wrap yourself around a pole when you have that C-Span scar.
I'm not a politician. I have no celebrity endorsements. So it is with a clear conscience that I'm able to title your piece on this post, should you decide to try make a few more bucks for whatever body wash or slasher flick you're hocking today.
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