Monday, January 11, 2010

Glenn Greenwald at His Brutal, Savage Best

His take-down of our disgusting, tabloid-level Washington media is a gem of ferocity, as Greenwald studies the reception by our "journalists" of Mark Halperin's latest "book". Excerpt:

This reaction has nicely illuminated what our press corps is. The book is little more than royal court gossip, churned out by the leading practitioner of painfully sycophantic, Drudge-mimicking cattiness: Time's Mark Halperin. And all of the courtiers, courtesans, court spokespeople (i.e., "journalists") and hangers-on who populate our decadent little Versailles on the Potomac can barely contain their glee over the opportunity to revel in this self-absorbed sleaze. Virtually every "political news" TV show is hyping it. D.C. reporters are boasting that they obtained early previews and are excitedly touting how intensively they're studying its pages in order to identify the most crucial revelations. Just try to contemplate how things would be if even a fraction of this media energy and interest level were devoted to scrutinizing the non-trivial things political leaders do.

Read the whole thing, friends.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Joseph, What is your take on the Harry Reid "Negro" comment? Also, what is your take on the Rod Blagovich "I am blacker than black" comment?