Ed Driscoll

Dude, That's Sooo 1940s

Last night, I mentioned H.L. Mencken’s famous aphorism that “It is the prime function of a really first-rate newspaper to serve as a sort of permanent opposition in politics.” Which might have seemed like a good idea when he wrote it almost seventy years ago. But today?

Meanwhile, as Mark Steyn has noted recently, the press across the pond is no longer quite as enamored with Obama as they were last year, nor as servile as the American legacy media seems determined to remain. “It makes an instructive contrast with the hopeychangey sob-sisters of the U.S. media,” Steyn writes, “and one that may not be unrelated to the latter’s impending rendezvous with destiny.”