Ed Driscoll

"To A Certain Degree, I Agree With That"

Add The Washington Post’s Thomas Edsall to the list of more-or-less elder statesmen (retiring as Edsall is, or otherwise), secure enough in their careers to discuss the elite media’s biases. In Edsall’s case, he opened up to Hugh Hewitt, who’s a master at grilling reporters on this topic, though unless they’re very secure in their jobs, most will dodge Hewitt’s more direct questions.

Hugh writes:

What is unusual about this interview is that Edsall, having closed his career as the WaPo’s top dog political reporter is finally free to admit just how far to the left he and his colleagues are. And though he is that far from the center, he still sees the fever swamp of the left side of the blogosphere as “pretty fruitball.”

My favorite exchange:

HH: A proposition. The reason talk radio exploded, followed by Fox News, followed by the center-right blogosphere, is that because folks like you have been the dominant voice in American media for a long time, and you