June 2nd, 2005

Illustmaker me

Being smart is a good thing

I read an Orson Scott Card column recently about the Newsweek debacle, and I agree with him that it was a serious failure of responsibility in the press, and that the lack of responsibility shown is frankly dangerous and is showing no signs of abating, and that it's because the philosophy is a fanatical loyalty to "gotcha" journalism, and...

Well, suffice it to say that on the whole, I agree with the essay.

Except for one thing, and I have sadly come to expect it: The dichotomy drawn was between the good, well-meaning people of "the Heartland" vs. evil denizens of "Smartland."
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