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  •  The same way (6+ / 0-)

    Wolf Blitzer

    John King

    Tom Friedman

    David Brooks

    David Gregory

    Luke Russert

    Andrea Mitchell

    do.  They aren't really expected to be smart, or even accurate, they are simply expected to be read and/or listened to.

    And we do keep reading them, watching them, listening to them and quoting them.  If only to point out how stupid or how wrong they are.

    Before blogs and social media what they had to say defined the beginning and the end of public discourse.  Now they just define the beginning.  They are backdrop to a broader (not necessarily a better, but certainly a broader) public discourse.  So that's their job: giving us something to blather on about.  

    Words can sometimes, in moments of grace, attain the quality of deeds. --Elie Wiesel

    by a gilas girl on Sun Apr 21, 2013 at 07:19:39 AM PDT

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