The viciousness is just getting worse. It is like the media are now attempting to outnasty each other. If one writes a nasty article, the next one comes along and attempts to top each other.
Bob Herbert, New York Times
While watching the Sarah Palin interview with Charlie Gibson Thursday
night, and the coverage of the Palin phenomenon in general, I’ve gotten the
scary feeling, for the first time in my life, that dimwittedness is not just on
the march in the U.S., but that it might actually prevail.
How is it that this woman could have been selected to be the vice
presidential candidate on a major party ticket? How is it that so much of the
mainstream media has dropped all pretense of seriousness to hop aboard the
bandwagon and go along for the giddy ride?