Ed Driscoll

The Decline Of Joe Klein

Peter Wehner:

Time magazine must be enormously proud of the civil tone and the rigorous quality of arguments advanced by one of its most prominent figures.

Wehner notes one of the dangers of MSM blogging:

Wouldn’t you know it? In my recent exchanges with Joe Klein, I made the point that blogging was harming Klein because it allowed his unfiltered rage to make its way into print (so to speak), thereby embarrassing him and Time magazine. Klein responded with a blog post offering… more unfiltered rage.

I sense a pattern developing.

On the other hand, at least it allows the rest of a chance to see what’s behind all the increasingly sclerotic claims of “objectivity”, “fairness,” and other legacy media reflexive arguments left over from the mid-20th century.