Monday, November 17, 2008
to be a contrarian
it's broadly true of network television news of course -- but if you consume fox news in particular for anything except the current barometric reading of american stupidity, you have been duped. the agenda is not information; it is assuaging the american national insecurity complex, which is of course quite profitable.
the deeper lesson, of course, is on the difficulty of being a contrarian -- even when you have the problem and its resolution nailed. standing against the tide is not easy even when, perhaps particularly when it is a tide of belligerent idiocy.