Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Victor Davis Hanson :: Our Media Hurricane

Great Read from VDH. He has three names (like me) so you know it's good.

"Using its Iraqi template, the wired media's one constant is not amazing human resilience but hyped gloom. Later corrections and downgrades seldom make the headlines like their past blaring inaccuracies.

For all the media's efforts to turn the natural disaster of New Orleans into either a racist nightmare, a death knell for one or the other political parties or an indictment of American culture at large, it was none of that at all. What we did endure instead were slick but poorly educated journalists, worried not about truth but about preempting their rivals with an ever more hysterical story, all in a fuzzy context of political correctness about race, the environment and the war."

Also, don't miss Hanson DESTROY Arianna Huffington in last week's debate on "
War and Empire" You'll need RealPlayer to view. Webcast courtesy of Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies.


2 Comments:

Blogger Bohemian Like You said...

This comment placed here for the same purpose that a bartender puts a couple of his own dollars in the tip jar at the beginning of his shift. Comments beget comments.

9/20/2005 10:02:00 PM  
Blogger David said...

Thanks. I need occasional reminder to check Hanson out (Hey, just wondered if he's related to the first American President... heh). I do have some disagreement with him about Empire vs. Republic, although I have no serious points of agreement with Huffington. (The Empire vs. Republic debate seems to get its most serious discussion on the web at Jerry Pournelle's site, IMO. I lean more toward not empire, but definitely fitting Pournelle's description of growing anarcho-tyranny. *sigh* " Where Have You Gone, Ronald Reagan?" indeed...)

9/22/2005 01:26:00 PM  

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