FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2013
Our public discourse is gone: We’ve been buried in test scores in recent weeks. But we recommend Kevin Drum’s post about CBS News and Benghazi.
Our add-on would be this:
CBS has been hot to trot on Benghazi dating back to last fall, when Sharyl Attkisson was the star correspondent in charge of running down rabbit holes and pimping her bullroar to Fox.
We did quite a few posts about Attkisson’s work last year. Logan seems to be her successor.
Drum is discussing a thoroughly broken post-journalistic culture. That culture is almost ubiquitous now.
Paul Krugman discusses this broken culture in the vast majority of his columns. We were discussing it at our companion site, How He Got There, until the complete disinterest from “career liberals” defeated even our will to continue.
They refuse to tell you what happened.
Amanda Ripley’s ballyhooed book, The Smartest Kids in the World, comes from that same broken culture. Our post-journalistic pseudo-journalism is invented tales all the way down.
The funders invent the tales, and the spear-chuckers run to repeat them. Everyone comes out ahead!
Our liberal elites are invested in these games, which are largely money games. On the whole, our liberal tribe seems unwilling to see this unfortunate fact.
That said, we’ll always have Benghazi! First Attkisson’s bullroar, now this.