Extrospective only
Posted by aogMonday, 11 July 2011 at 17:10 TrackBack Ping URL

The one thing that is generally most lacking in members of the MAL is the ability to introspect, to apply their observations and opinions to themselves or their policies. An example that’s just stunning in its obtuseness, even for and Old Media MAList, is Nina Totenberg going on about the problem of having journalism and government too intertwined. Utter lack of self awareness there. But even if she can’t look at herself, perhaps she could have noticed this about how many Old Media types were friends with Anthony Wiener when he flamed out.

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Hey Skipper Friday, 15 July 2011 at 20:14

Because Progressive ideas are ipso facto correct — the assumption completely essential to progressivism — introspection is, by definition, completely unnecessary.

erp Saturday, 16 July 2011 at 07:16

Skipper, in the left’s world, facts are irrelevant. Only feelings matter.

Harry Eagar Sunday, 17 July 2011 at 13:18

Agree about Totenburg but am mystified about Weiner. Are you proposing his journalist friends knew about his flirting?

But for a really obtuse example, see Fox and Friends, where the Murdochs are given sympathy because the DoD was hacked.

Annoying Old Guy Sunday, 17 July 2011 at 15:17

With regard to Weiner I am saying that journalists didn’t want to report on his flirting after it came out elsewhere because he was their friend. Very similar to John Edwards, where the story was buried even after it was made public because he was one of them.

Harry Eagar Sunday, 17 July 2011 at 17:00

Actually, a survey picked up by Poynter of actual count of stories found that Weiner stories in the MSM outnumbered all other news combined.

Annoying Old Guy Sunday, 17 July 2011 at 18:11

Eventually. Look at the curve, just like Edwards. Such stories are resisted until the pressure from alternative sources gets to great and then like the conformist herd they are, Old Media overloads. I need to look up some recent (last 5 years or so) stories where the New York Times had to explain that someone was resigning due to a scandal that the NYT didn’t bother to report (e.g., Van Jones for one).

erp Tuesday, 19 July 2011 at 09:20

Harry, do you really think that Weiner was forced to resign for flirting?

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