Blog on the Run: Reloaded

Saturday, May 8, 2010 12:11 am

Priorities

Filed under: Aiee! Teh stoopid! It burns!,Journalism — Lex @ 12:11 am
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First, I want to say that I’m really, really happy that my friend and former colleague Ben Feller won an award at the White House Correspondents Association’s annual dinner. He’s a good guy.

I just wish the circumstances under which he won weren’t so damn toxic to American public life.

Unemployment is stuck at 10 percent, the military is throwing journalists out of trials for reporting facts already deeply imbedded in the public record, the worst environmental disaster in a generation is unfolding in the Gulf of Mexico, the surge in Afghanistan is not working and our veterans are committing suicide at alarming rates.

And Politico, considered the Hot New Thing in online journalism, runs 84 stories about the White House correspondents’ dinner.

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