September 04, 2003

Blogging At Its Finest

This smackdown of the Washington Monthly at the Daily Howler is one of the finest pieces of muckracking media criticism I've read in a while.

What's the beef? Liberal bias? Nah. Laziness and sheer contempt for the audience.

Posted by Michael J. Totten at September 4, 2003 09:21 PM

The Howler truly is a national treasure. The next time you find yourself getting involved in a media bias debate, take a moment and read back through some old editions. Somerby tells us, over and over again, what media bias is really all about. You're right, it IS blogging at its very, very best.

Posted by: cerebrocrat at September 5, 2003 07:56 AM

One of my buddies moved to Texas as a Republican and came back a Democrat.

I assume that the reverse might be true of a Democrat moving to Aracadia CA, or parts of the East Coast.

I don't mean to imply that the criticism isn't valid, but it is just as simplistic to assume that all Republicans are of that ilk as it is that all Democrats belong to ANSWER.

Given your reflection about your political stance in the recent past, I feel quite confident that any possible rejection of the entire Republican Party will be as well thought out as your growing disaffection with the Democratic Party.

I assume that this post was intended to shed some light on the nutballs that the GOP is willing to entertain, rather than a reflection of the GOP as a whole. Not unlike similar Democratic behaviors.

I guess in closing, I just wanted to say that one ought not to throw the baby out with the bath water unless the baby actually needs thrown out.

Posted by: Anticipatory Retaliation at September 5, 2003 10:08 AM

Sorry, I'm a dolt and posted the above in the wrong thread.

Posted by: Anticipatory Retaliation at September 5, 2003 10:09 AM

Oh puh-leeze.
Why do apostates spend so much time knocking their former colleagues?
Perhaps the "lady doth protest too much" syndrome?

Posted by: David Sucher at September 6, 2003 07:19 AM


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