Thursday, October 15, 2009

Paglia on the media's credibility collapse

"Only a simpleton would believe what they say."

So says Camille Paglia about the mainstream media, after reflecting on the awful coverage of the 9/12 demonstration in DC.

“The mainstream media’s failure to honestly cover last month’s mass demonstration in Washington, D.C. was a disgrace. The focus on anti-Obama placards (which were no worse than the rabid anti-LBJ, anti-Reagan or anti-Bush placards of leftist protests), combined with the grotesque attempt to equate criticism of Obama with racism, simply illustrated why the old guard TV networks and major urban daily newspapers are slowly dying. Only a simpleton would believe what they say.”

Hat tip: Glenn Reynolds


Anonymous said...

Now who is going to pay any attention to a frothing right winger like Camille Paglia writing for a Conservative Facist Nazi outfit like Salon.

Oh... she's not? My oh my.

McClatchy Watch said...

4:47 heh

John Altevogt said...

Paglia, like Christopher Hitchens shuns orthodoxy and hence would not be embraced by any leftist rag since her views aren't "reliable".

Anonymous said...

this was a great column by the Divine Ms. P and great reading again and again.

I dont always agree with everything Paglia says, but even when adopting lefty views she does so with respect for her readers who might possibly think differently.

I would so love to see her go on the View, or the Bill Maher show.