Ed Driscoll

Evanescence

The quotable Evan Thomas, then and now:

And to quote from Howard Fineman, Thomas’s fellow Newsweek journalist, in early 2005:

A political party is dying before our eyes — and I don’t mean the Democrats. I’m talking about the “mainstream media,” which is being destroyed by the opposition (or worse, the casual disdain) of George Bush’s Republican Party; by competition from other news outlets (led by the internet and Fox’s canny Roger Ailes); and by its own fraying journalistic standards.

Once you’ve compared the president to God, how much more frayed can they get? Meanwhile, T.K. Farrow ponders the soft bigotry of low expectations.