“To hell with these liars”

Damn right: I think this is splendid. "Ideological diversity" is horseshit. What's needed is ideological clarity: the honesty of publishers' convictions laid out straight in what they produce. Adolph Ochs' delusion of objectivity, seminal in American journalism, was essentially overthrown at The New York Times in two generations for the very good and natural reason that thinking ordinarily results conclusions and convictions, with the equally natural caveat that peoples' ethics condition their thinking. The question must always be held in mind: "What values are these people moving for?" This is the enormous question that has always gone hidden under the patina of "objectivity", and these people are dying because readers -- being hip to it for decades now -- now also have object lessons in these principles raining down out of the internet 24/7. Billy Beck puts Glen Reynolds in short pants over the crumbling Sacramento Bee. As an aside, it's not only political ideology that's driving a wedge between the privileged dishonest and the honest, fuck-you-if-you-don't-like-it true intelligentsia. The dishonest were never intelligent; just calculating, pragmatic, mendacious. To be candid, they have lots of fools ready and willing -- indeed enthusiastic -- to lap up the lies, because, after...

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Richard Nikoley

I'm Richard Nikoley. Free The Animal began in 2003 and as of 2022, contains over 5,000 posts. I blog what I wish...from health, diet, and food to travel and lifestyle; to politics, social antagonism, expat-living location and time independent—while you sleep—income. I celebrate the audacity and hubris to live by your own exclusive authority and take your own chances. Read More
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