It was Bob Somerby who introduced me to the idea that most big name establishment media types only care about themselves, their vacation homes, how much the White House kisses their ass, how big a boner they get from thinking about torture or bombing or spreading freedom or a president in a flight suit.
Has there ever been a better example of this than Bob Woodward’s shameful performance today? He’ll be on Hannity to self-obsess a little more tomorrow.
I’m going to quote a few people I don’t agree with politically but who do (apparently) understand how journalism is supposed to work.
Politico has more. white House aide to Woodward: “I think you will regret staking out that claim.” That’s what has him upset? Seriously?
— Conor Friedersdorf (@conor64) February 28, 2013
Hezbollah is intimidating. Gene Sperling writing, “I think you will regret staking out that claim” is not intimidating. cc: @buzzfeedben
— Jeffrey Goldberg (@JeffreyGoldberg) February 28, 2013
The good news is that no one under 50 watches Fox or reads the Washington Post. The even better news is that Bob Woodward will be dead or retired reasonably soon.