Skip to comments.On Howard Kurtz Coming Unhinged: We Are The Gatekeepers ...
Posted on 09/13/2008 6:10:04 AM PDT by moneyrunner
No Left Turns wonders what made a fairly reasonable Liberal journalist snap and appear to go batshit crazy like the anchorman Howard Beale in Network. Watching somebody go unhinged in public is both fascinating and repellent. It makes you realize the beneath that urbane exterior there was a boiling cauldron of repressed fury that colored every word uttered or written. It strips Howard Kurtz naked and to see the naked Kurtz is not a pretty sight. Gone is the pretense of objectivity; gone is the pretense of seeing all sides, gone in a single essay is any pretense of impartiality. Kurtz could not have shown his allegiance to the Obama camp any more clearly if he had hoisted the Jolly Roger emblazoned with a stylized O.
So what made Kurtz snap?
Glen Reynolds suggests a source for the anger: "I think its because they dont matter as much as they once did."
(Excerpt) Read more at moneyrunner.blogspot.com ...
Who is Howard Kurtz and what did he do/say and when did he do/say it?
Ain't narcissism grand!
Unfortunately, they are the "Emperors with no clothes" as they have dropped all pretense of being "one of us" and now have pole vaulted atop their own Mt. Olympus' to slander, diminish, threaten and warn us, "the great unwashed" as to our fate, should we choose one of us instead of "one of them."
Nice article. All of it makes sense.
“If youre 45 or so, and have just made it, and perhaps have a couple of kids who want to go to college, its going to cause grey hairs and ulcers.”
That could be, if your kids “must” go to Harvard, Columbia, or some other very expensive school. But I’m sure Howie would have no trouble sending his children to a state school.
That's been obvious for some time now.
What did Kurtz do?
I can tell you this much. If the MSM still really mattered, a second stringer like Kurtz wouldn’t be the media commentator.
It sure is fun to watch. This is what happens to elites. They always end up talking to each other, lose sight of the big picture, and then find that the rest of the world doesn’t care what they have to say.
He threw a hissy fit in his column the other day. He whined that the media should be the gatekeepers who protect the public from unfit candidates, but that Palin broke through their gate. He’s worried that the media firestorm to drive her off the ticket not only failed, but backfired. He fears we’ve now entered an era when further unfit candidates can get past the gatekeepers. Of course, these gatekeepers found Obama, who has less experience than Palin, who has radical leftist mentors, who can’t give a routine stump speech without a teleprompter, who got where he is via affirmative action programs, and who stammers and stutters when answering a simple question (he’s never been asked a tough one) to be well qualified.
The best part is that the drive by media has such short lived control of the news cycles which now seem to change 3 or 4 times a day when in the past they could pound one false theme for three days and then when it was debunked, they would just bury the correction on page 16 (if they even bothered to give the debunking the slim light of day). The Times/Post etc control era is rapidly ending. Good Riddance!
Public enemy number one is the putrid liberal media.
That was going to be my question, too. LOL
Don't forget that Friday September 19 is International Talk Like a Pirate Day, matey!
Bill Clinton was the first person unfit for the job of president. He damaged the integrity of that office as well as our credibility in the world. Yet they blame all this on Bush.
Thank you. I’ll have to look up the article. Kurtz has always been a pain in the ass.
Postscript: Yes, I'm the same Penny as the one here.
Regards . . . Penny
That is to say, the comments page is the best part of all!
Yes—and thanks so much!
Can we say Carter?
McCain and Palin need to stop giving interviews, particularly to the national media. No one in the MSM has any interest in hearing what either McCain or Palin has to say. They only want to try and make McCain and Palin look bad, to make themselves look good to their MSM peers. It is truly like watching 14 year old girls fighting to raise their pecking order at a high school cafeteria.
Spend the rest of the campaign speaking to crowds of supporters at campaign stops across the country.
Of course, the difference between the “Gatekeepers” and the guy who sells hotdogs on West Ave., Newport News VA, is that the hotdog vendor actually does something beneficial for his fellow man. “Pluka’s Hot dogs” give ‘em a try.”
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.