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Why I’m Not Covering the Anthony Weiner Story

I just don’t care. Satisfyingly, Glenn Greenwald calls out press corps’ posturing:

Media stars contrive all sorts of high-minded justifications for luxuriating in every last dirty detail, when nothing is more obvious than that their only real interest is vicarious titillation.  Reporters who would never dare challenge powerful political figures who torture, illegally eavesdrop, wage illegal wars or feed at the trough of sleazy legalized bribery suddenly walk upright — like proud peacocks with their feathers extended — pretending to be hard-core adversarial journalists as they collectively kick a sexually humiliated figure stripped of all importance.  The ritual is as nauseating as it is predictable.

His whole piece is a must-read.

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  1. Dave
    June 8, 2011 at 11:31 am

    Amen. (Or some secular equivalent of that).

  2. Jack
    • June 14, 2011 at 12:19 pm

      Wow. More secret muslims? Really, Washington Times??

  3. zach
    June 16, 2011 at 11:05 am

    Get JFK off the half dollar! The guy was an adulterer! All in favor?

  4. Dave
    June 16, 2011 at 4:37 pm

    FDR, too.

  5. zach
    June 17, 2011 at 6:10 am

    And i heard Lincoln was a homosexual maybe. Let’s get him off the five and the penny just in case. In fact, let’s get rid of the penny all together. Insert link to previous Braganca blog post concerning penny eradication here.

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