Wednesday, March 03, 2004

Shils all.

I have a question, or maybe it's a modest proposal (meant without irony): why is it that American journalistic standards have fallen so low that by now even the people criticizing journalism are just repeating a slightly less tired set of ideas than the main offenders?

When will we return to some honesty in this country?

The only thing separating the left from the center is it's honesty, and if we content ourselves with only being marginally more straightforward than those who contend that Saddam Hussein and Osama bin Laden had anal sex together than there's really no point in engaging in journalism anymore, is there.

But the opportunities for selling out have become so great lately that some people have taken the bait.

The crime of going with the crowd when you can get away with it, even if you know what you're saying is wrong, is surely one which a level of hell in Dante's Inferno is reserved for.

All I have to say is that if you're on the left and you decide to tailor your message to be marginally better than the right and decide to go with the crowd on everything else, the fucking terrorists have already won.

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