Monday, October 3, 2016

Journalism 101

Treat yourself to this, watch the whole nine minutes. Finally, two journalists who actually know what their job is supposed to be. And she's a Republican! Would there were more like her. Love when she asks him to "rescue" himself from the humiliation of trying to justify his position.  I find it a bit scary that this practice of trying to convince the public that reality is something other than what we believe it is seems to be on the rise. I believe the word for such a situation is "Orwellian", non?

And, by the way, what is fekkin Twitter but the latest venue for "tittering gossip" snark, practiced back in the day by the likes of Hollywood's Louella Parsons and today's Limbaughs?  The name "twitter" says it all: communication practiced by Twits.  Don't think the idiots that brought it to market didn't know that when they named it.

"The hypocrite's crime is that he bears false witness against himself. What makes it so plausible to assume that hypocrisy is the vice of vices is that integrity can indeed exist under the cover of all other vices except this one. 

Only crime and the criminal, it is true, confront us with the perplexity of radical evil; but only the hypocrite is really rotten to the core."

Hannah Arendt

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