Tuesday, December 30, 2003

Did the Media get anything right?: Good article by The Los Angeles Times (re-printed at the Baltimore Sun's online issue) on the major mis-steps by the mainstream media this year. While the author admits he could spend all his words on the NYT alone, he thankfully works to expose the foibles of other journalists and their publications as well.

My favorite:
In the course of bashing the movie Kill Bill, distributed by Disney through its Miramax subsidiary, Gregg Easterbrook raised a rhetorical question in his personal blog, Easterblogg. Having identified Michael Eisner, chief executive of Disney, and Harvey Weinstein, chairman of Miramax, as being Jewish, he asked whether it was "right for Jewish executives to worship money above all else, by promoting for profit the adulation of violence."
People who know Easterbrook far better than I swear that he is not anti-Semitic. And I know from my limited personal contact with him that he is not stupid. That leaves only one other possible explanation: [Jayson] Blair actually wrote the entry.

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