WaPo Writer Gets One Right

Writing about last nite’s White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner, Dana Milbank decides:

With the proliferation of A-list parties and the infusion of corporate and lobbyist cash, Washington journalists give Americans the impression we have shed our professional detachment and are aspiring to be like the celebrities and power players we cover.

On the one hand, I’m very glad he’s figured it out.

On the other hand, it’s been that way for many years, so why did it take him so long to get a clue?


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One response to “WaPo Writer Gets One Right”

  1. 49erDweet says :

    Many “Journolists” mean well. They mistakenly believe their points of view are beneficial for the country and by extension, the world. They’ve been taught a certain way throughout their higher education journey. They are sincere. I give them that. But there are too few intelligent enough to apply common logic when that’s the main thing required of them.

    Instead of logic and sense too many journeyman media types compare developing stories against “the approved narrative” they’ve learned at the feet of so-called learned professors. If it doesn’t fit within that narrative, it must not be true – or at least relevant.

    And that speaks to the biggest, most glaring failure of modern academia, IMO. Students are no longer taught true critical thinking skills. All over the western world universities teach political thought and correctness instead of freedom. Graduates are left to independently develop their own ability to apply logic and common sense during their post-degree development period, if ever. When they find the time. Sad to say, sometimes it never comes. At best, most will not do so until they’ve neared retirement age and finally face the results of their life’s work. The term “older but wiser” didn’t just fall off a turnip truck, you know.

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