Yes, every once in awhile someone puts fingers to keyboard (we used to say pen to paper) and writes something so clear, so prescient, so common-sensible that it needs to be passed on to others ... often.
Alan Nathan writes such a piece regarding the abysmal and embarrassing self-destruction of the national press in America ...What chance do arguments have to rise and fall on their merits if they're framed by a seemingly party-owned press?Not a rhetorical question, by any means, but a question with only one possible answer.
And once that party comes to power, won't its lackey journalists constitute a type of state-owned press? In other words (after Inauguration Day), how can the blushing news media keep from sharing President-elect Barack Obama's political bed - given they have already serviced his electoral needs? [Washington Times]
Some day the whole lot will awaken and ask, "My god, my god, what have we done?"