Wednesday, January 9, 2008


This is ridiculous.

As Eric Alterman said today, news punditry is the only business that is consistently wrong, delivery a crappy product, and rewarded for it. Exhibit A, Tweety:

Matthews: I think the Hillary appeal has always been about the mix of toughness and sympathy. Let’s not forget, and I’ll be brutal, the reason she’s a US Senator, the reason she’s a candidate for President, the reason she may be a front runner, is that her husband messed around. […]

That’s how she got to be a Senator from New York. We keep forgetting it. She didn’t win it on her merit, she won because everybody felt, “My God, this woman stood up under humiliation,” right? That’s what happened.

Added: Exhibits B and C:

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