The legacy media are looking for love in all the wrong places. Unschooled in history, they are condemned to repeat it. Unskilled in critical analytical debating skills, they are reduced to ad hominem attacks.
"They actually do their work for other journalists and for the regime," said Rush yesterday, going for the jugular — in 140-or-fewer characters — of the dead horse we've been flaying for years with thousands, perhaps 100's of thousands of characters. The narrative of the "legacy" media — aka mainstream media (MSM), MFM [We still don't know what that means, but it's Ace of Spades HQ so who are we to ask?*], "the" news — has nothing to do with the quaint notion of the Fourth Estate's holding the powers that be accountable to the American people. The United States Constitution? Whassat? No. It's all about the deepest psychological need of all, the importance of being noticed by our peers. As we wrote way back in March of 2005, talking mainly about Islamist "sploders" then, "The real issue is, whom do we select as our peers."
Update: "Well, yah," writes our imail correspondent:
If your peers are a**holes, you become an a**hole to fit in.
Update II: Michelle Malkin "Buzzworthy" link!
*Update III: Way cool. This just in from Dr. Spank in the comments at Riehl World View:
Update IV: Trending on Memeorandum.
Update V: Instalanche: "A HERD, NOT A PACK"!
Update VI: The Anchoress links!