Monday, December 03, 2012

Media Culpa, Media Culpa, Media Maxima Culpa

Now that the election is over and their self-appointed duty to re-elect the President is accomplished, some media figures are beating their breasts over their vanished integrity.

In conversations with POLITICO, some of the left's most influential voices in media said that, with the concerns of re-election over, they intend to be more critical of the president's performance and more aggressive in urging him to pursue a progressive agenda as the clock ticks on his last four years in office.

"Liberals in the media are going to be tougher on Obama and more respectful at the same time," Hendrik Hertzberg, The New Yorker's chief political commentator and a former speechwriter for Jimmy Carter, told POLITICO. "He was the champion of our side, he vanquished the foe….. [but] now liberals don't have to worry about hurting his chances for re-election, so they can be tougher in urging him to do what he should be doing."

Click the link to read the shameless entirety of it. Glenn Greenwald, not usually one of my favorite writers,* scolds the MSM at length. (Of course, he's safe doing so now, too).

*Greenwald is guilty of some dubious practices himself, specifically using "sock puppets." That is the practice of pretending to be someone other than yourself and commenting on your own articles/blog posts, usually in order to defend/praise your own work.

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