Even though I find them both relatively amusing, there’s something deeply sickening about the success of Ana Marie Cox and Tucker Carlson. Neither is a reporter. Neither knows anything about policy or about how government works. Yet they’re on tv in quasi-serious settings more or less constantly.
NYC: Matt Taibbi: yay or nay?
Tucker Carlson: What a phony.
Ana Marie Cox: Not a fan but I applaud his ability to make me look like a sober and judicious practitioner of journalism.