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Getting it Right

12 Jan

I’m not a big fan of David Brooks but he does an excellent job in this column of calling out the Media and the Left for their shameful behavior in the Rep. Giffords shooting case. It’s a good piece, worth your time to read. Here is one of the better paragraphs:

“Yet such is the state of things. We have a news media that is psychologically ill informed but politically inflamed, so it naturally leans toward political explanations. We have a news media with a strong distaste for Sarah Palin and the Tea Party movement, and this seemed like a golden opportunity to tarnish them. We have a segmented news media, so there is nobody in most newsrooms to stand apart from the prevailing assumptions. We have a news media market in which the rewards go to anybody who can stroke the audience’s pleasure buttons.

I have no love for Sarah Palin, and I like to think I’m committed to civil discourse. But the political opportunism occasioned by this tragedy has ranged from the completely irrelevant to the shamelessly irresponsible.”

Now if someone would just have a chat with Sheriff Dupnik and help him understand what fool he’s making of himself.

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Posted by on January 12, 2011 in Culture, Politics

 

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