Conservative journalists and liberal journalists hiding their true convictions in slanted language and biased decisions do not do a fraction of the damage done by smug, lazy, solipsistic journalists who assume nothing on earth is happening unless it’s happening to them. There’s an economic crater because Peggy’s nearby Talbot’s closed? REALLY?
Who greenlights this bullshit? Wait, I know. Starfucking editors afraid to call somebody on her absolute obliviousness. As one of the Wonkette commenters puts it:
A classic example of how to write an opinion column:
1. Pick up on something that happened recently.
2. Claim to see more meaning in it than everyone else.
3. Announce that it is ‘symptomatic of a more general malaise’ or some such.
4. Proceed to wild, generalized statements, too vague to be disproved.
5. Wring hands.
“Something is the matter, and the most appropriate symbol of this is
Joaquin Phoenix. He has retreated into a beard, just as America hides
its face and mumbles – half-ironic, half-fearful. This country, once so
wonderful and confident and talented, now chews the gum of glib
indifference.Trust in ourselves
is our Letterman, and like Letterman, we are baffled, yet we disguise
our unease and play along. I weep for a nation only I truly
understand.” Etc etc.
Seriously. But they have standards we here on the humble Internets just cannot understand.