Friday, September 09, 2005

On Big Media's Wishful Thinking

Hugh Hewitt asked "And why can't American newspapers carry writing like this?" He amends that to note that the ones that carry Mark Steyn do... but the rest generally don't. (I'll put in that Lileks is pretty darned good, too.)

The piece in question really nails the Big Media folks whose sole interest is in trumpeting that "This" will finally be "The Thing" that topples the Bush Administration. It doesn't matter what "This" is. In the last couple of weeks it has been the hurricane that smashed the Gulf Coast. Prior to that it was the mother of slain soldier Casey Sheehan. Prior to that... actually without Google, I don't even remember what the last Great Hope of the Big Media was.

A blog by the name of Slugger O' Toole has gained permission from the columnist to reprint his piece in full. Go there and read "Ill wind may not blow to the Whitehouse" by Newton Emerson. In fact, bookmark it for the occasion of Big Media's next Great Hope.

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