Wednesday, March 26, 2003
More Media: Part of the Goodman problem is the issue of media bias. No, I don't believe in a left-wing conspiracy, but I'm convinced that Goodman really thinks that her opinion and the truth are the same thing. That's why talk radio hosts have to be, according to Goodman, "fact-free opinions delivered by a cast of angry baritones." Change the word "baritone" to "alto" and you get a pretty accurate description of Paul Begala, who is certainly (in the minds of the Goodmans of the world) a reasonable and fair "commentator." Rush Limbaugh, on the other hand, is "yellow journalism." How does this make any sense?