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uncle ebeneezer
07-28-2010, 01:07 PM
Good article here (http://www.salon.com/news/politico/index.html?story=/politics/war_room/2010/07/28/journalism_dead_politico).

A couple choice quotes:

(Tucker cannot for the life of him decide what the scandal is with Journolist. Last week it was "partisanship," which Tucker called a horrific crime against thought. Today, it is insufficient skepticism. He is, for some reason, unwilling to personally make the argument that his own publication made in its stories, which is that Journolist represented a liberal conspiracy to coordinate coverage and smear conservatives.)


Poor Chuck Todd can't sleep, because the credibility of journalists was destroyed by Dave Weigel's joke about Rush Limbaugh.

The credibility of journalism was actually destroyed by a long-term political campaign by the conservative movement to discredit the objective press, and these journalists are upset because the Journolist bullshit was used as yet another cudgel against the "MSM" by the usual suspects. But for some reason Todd and Simon keep blaming the people being smeared and misrepresented for allowing the right-wing to smear and misrepresent them. Stop being the target of baseless conservative attacks, liberals, because you are making Serious Journalists look bad!

One thing not mentioned at all in Simon's column about how earnest liberals killed journalism is the role of the parallel right-wing media that has largely supplanted the "objective" press among regular conservatives. (If you want to understand this age of rage and partisanship, it might be helpful to take a look at the people, like Megyn Kelly and Glenn Beck, enraging conservative people all day, every day.) Although the right-wing media was the other half of Chuck Todd's actual complaint.

bjkeefe
07-29-2010, 03:40 AM
Good article here (http://www.salon.com/news/politico/index.html?story=/politics/war_room/2010/07/28/journalism_dead_politico).

A couple choice quotes:

Thanks for the link. It is to be hoped that your providing it will encourage a few other people to realize that Face Mullet Boy speaks for no one but the Villagers.

TwinSwords
07-29-2010, 07:27 AM
Thanks for the link. It is to be hoped that your providing it will encourage a few other people to realize that Face Mullet Boy speaks for no one but the Villagers.

John Cole reminds us of a previous occasion when Chuck Todd let his wingnut show (http://www.balloon-juice.com/2010/07/28/amazingly-enough-shit-from-30000-feet-still-looks-like-shit/).

Still, he's better that Breitbart or Megyn Kelly.

bjkeefe
08-01-2010, 12:24 AM
John Cole reminds us of a previous occasion when Chuck Todd let his wingnut show (http://www.balloon-juice.com/2010/07/28/amazingly-enough-shit-from-30000-feet-still-looks-like-shit/).

Still, he's better that Breitbart or Megyn Kelly.

You'd have to dig for three weeks to find another bar that low.