Also, the latest from Marshall: With the growth in the partisan web, the dumbing down of the various tribes has become a very large industry.
The various tribes must be pandered to, served their favorite porridge. It isn't just for the ditto-heads any more! There's money in dumbing us down!
We expect to review the dumbing down of the Maddow Show as part of a series next week. For today, we think Josh Marshall has hit rock bottom with this, the ultimate dumb-down.
"Grassley Compares Garland to Foreign Dictator," Josh's tribalized headline screams. As he continues, he dumbs TPM readers way down. Presumably, there's gold in them there hills!
MARSHALL (3/18/16): A good life lesson: once you do stupid, terrible things, pretty soon you have to end up saying stupid, terrible things. Here's the Chuck Grassley edition.Go ahead! Check out the "stupid, terrible thing" Grassley actually said. Our question, after clicking Marshall's link:
How dare Chuck Grassley say that Judge Garland is "a decent person?"
We told you last week that Josh has taken this route. During the last decade, a very smart person became a businessman. He's now dumbing his liberal readers way, way down.
It's very, very hard to believe that this serves the society's interests. Apparently, though, this sort of thing is very good for business. Just look around our massively dumbed-down web.
The dumbing-down of true believers isn't just for Hannity fans any more! Regarding those adult coloring books, you'll have to see our next post.