Thursday, November 10, 2016

The Unbearable Smugness of the Press

This article from CBS is spot-on . . .

"The mood in the Washington press corps is bleak, and deservedly so. 

It shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone that, with a few exceptions, we were all tacitly or explicitly #WithHer, which has led to a certain anguish in the face of Donald Trump’s victory. More than that and more importantly, we also missed the story, after having spent months mocking the people who had a better sense of what was going on. 

This is all symptomatic of modern journalism’s great moral and intellectual failing: its unbearable smugness. Had Hillary Clinton won, there’s be a winking 'we did it' feeling in the press, a sense that we were brave and called Trump a liar and saved the republic."

Read the entire article at CBS here.

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