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March 8, 2013

When Bob Woodward calls out the White House

on a point of fact and then on the treatment of journalists, you load up the contempt cannons and let him have it.

You mock him for being an egotist, for making the story all about him, for being a sissy and a coward and a bad journalist. None of these things are significant in detail. They are conveniences and the mockers are far more guilty of them than the mockee. You really mock him for the same reason that you mock Republicans. You mock him because he has become an obstacle in the forward march of progress and in the post-journalistic era, snark is the easiest and cheapest weapon in your social arsenal. The one that denotes superiority through contempt, rather than truth. -- Sultan Knish: The Closing of the Liberal Mind

Posted by gerardvanderleun at March 8, 2013 11:26 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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Brilliant as usual. Greenfield is cranking it out just lava hot on point.

Posted by: rlc at March 8, 2013 7:51 PM

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