Ed Driscoll

The Victorian Gentleman Inside Your Newspaper, Redux

As I wrote in February 2006, describing our remarkably genteel legacy media:

To easily see the Victorian Gentlemanly style in action, pick up a copy of a paper like the San Francisco Chronicle. (Or scroll through their Website of course, but it’s even more obvious “on dead tree”.) Read their coverage, of say, the protests outside the gates of San Quentin during Tookie Williams’ execution. Then peruse the photos of the same event at Zombietime.

You can observe that same whitewashing style at work today, by comparing the Fort Laurderdale Sun-Sentinel’s dishwater dull article on local pro-Hamas protesters, versus the viscerally intense video of the same event shot on a camcorder, edited and uploaded to YouTube.