Thursday, September 3, 2009

Off-topic, but a must-read

In what may be the single best column of the year so far, the indispensable Glenn Greenwald nails the inbred nepotism of the ruling media class, and how that feeds our late-empire decline. Money quote:

They should convene a panel for the next Meet the Press with Jenna Bush Hager [the Bush twin just hired by "Today"], Luke Russert, Liz Cheney, Megan McCain and Jonah Goldberg, and they should have Chris Wallace moderate it. They can all bash affirmative action and talk about how vitally important it is that the U.S. remain a Great Meritocracy because it's really unfair for anything other than merit to determine position and employment. They can interview Lisa Murkowski, Evan Bayh, Jeb Bush, Bob Casey, Mark Pryor, Jay Rockefeller, Dan Lipinksi, and Harold Ford, Jr. about personal responsibility and the virtues of self-sufficiency. Bill Kristol, Tucker Carlson and John Podhoretz can provide moving commentary on how America is so special because all that matters is merit, not who you know or where you come from.

Give 'em hell, Glenn!

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