I’ve really lost interest in defending organizations that are uninterested in defending themselves.
Gawker head Nick Denton (who I know I’m supposed to hate):
What annoys me about the U.S. media? Generally the pompous liberals. I suppose they’re useful, but they’re such losers, with their endless hand-wringing. They don’t know how to fight.
token “liberals” like Doris Kearns Goodwin who tell knee-slappers about the Van Buren administration.
Why does every liberal in establishment media except Paul Krugman have to be such a mealy-mouthed fink? Part of it, I know, is that not many are actually any kind of liberal, but I am sure there are plenty of tv types who vote the same way I do and feel the same way I do about most issues. I don’t think it’s 100% careerism, because I know a lot of liberal people in real life, who have no connection to a media career but are the same way “I want to hear both sides, Michael Moore is too shrill, I’m not a knee-jerk liberal blah blah blah”.
How the fuck did we get here?