One local musician who frequents the establishment then asked LOM, "Why are you still doing columns on that pile of crap? They aren't fooling anybody. Everyone knows it's a joke."Well, that got LOM to pondering. But it didn't take long to come up with an answer. If BIT came into my mailbox every Tuesday along with all the other ads for Comcast, AT&T, Bed Bath and Beyond, Randall's and Fiesta, we don't think we'd have any problem with it. We could just throw it in our recycling along with the other junk mail. But BIT isn't distributed like the junk advertisement that it is. It's there on Houston news racks next to the Chronicle and the Press, disguised as a newspaper - a supposed source of useful information. BIT presents itself as journalism, not as a marketing tool of Shane Media. LOM is fine with RuPaul impersonating a woman, but not with BIT impersonating a newspaper. Nor are we OK with BIT presenting itself as the voice of (and for) Texas music anymore than we are with someone hijacking an airplane with our loved ones on it. So LOM will probably continue to rant about BIT. In fact, the current Charlie Robison issue is so blatantly, insultingly ludicrous and so surreptitiously right-wing in its politics, it may be good for two or three columns over the next week or so. So check back with us occasionally as we examine faux-country dipstick Austin Cunningham's "Guns and Religion," publisher Ed Shane's mind-numbing monthly letter of circular logic and some music reviews that couldn't make the cut at most high-school newspapers. We might even examine BIT's tie-in with radio wacko Michael Berry and one of the most mind-numbingly banal radio programs ever conceived.