Deep Underground with Raul Groom

Thursday, January 13, 2005

First you get the money...

Great article in the NYT today by the sometimes-good Frank Rich, who comes through with one of the most caustic (and on-target) mainstream criticisms of the modern media that I've seen in a while.

The money quote is here:

"[T]he press portray themselves as objective observers of the passing scene, when they obviously are not objective."
- Dick Cheney, 2003, appearing as a guest on Armstrong Williams' show during the same month in which the Bush Administration offered Williams hundreds of thousands of dollars in clandestine payola in return for promoting their education initiative on his TV show.

You could make this stuff up, but no one would believe it.

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