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Lapdogs of the Venal Press

By April 2, 2020 April 16th, 2020 No Comments

Things that piss me off a little bit?

Writing about some cur­rent event, exam­ining and ref­er­encing pri­mary source mate­rial. Then watching a week later — after it’s old news — as the lap­dogs of the venal press slobber over the same report, but from the New York Times or Wash­ington Post, because it’s the pur­ported trust­wor­thi­ness of the medi­ating com­men­tariat not the actual sourced facts that matter.

The truth is hard… indeed. That’s why you need gate­keepers who’ve never left mid­town and wouldn’t under­stand the dif­fer­ence between an epis­teme and a doxa if a Madison Avenue copy­writer fea­tured it in their adver­tising cam­paign.

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