The Unbelievable Kinsley Part 2
This post concluded that Michael Kinsley exists in a liberal echo-chamber. He was unaware of the following meme-
Bush has led us to liberate
"SHATTERED GLASS" wants you to believe that Stephen Glass was a neurotic mastermind, against whose wiles editors were powerless. But his editors--all smart, talented, honorable people--shared a failing which the movie refuses to acknowledge. There is a particular type of journalist who spurns the input of outsiders and believes that there is no truth beyond his magazine's horizon. The impulse to dismiss those who argue with our words as acting out of political disagreement or bad faith is a failing many of us share. It is an impulse which must be fought.
Take, for example, Michael Kinsley. Kinsley, a former New Republic editor, was running Slate when Glass was fired. At the time Kinsely derisively described those who questioned the
Then, in 2001, readers and other outsiders suspected that Slate had it's own Glass in the form of Jay Forman's "monkeyfishing" stories. Kinsley took an aggressive, nearly belligerent, line of defense. "The accusation is that Slate published a fraudulent story," he thundered. "Where's the evidence?" Twelve days later, a team of New York Times reporters supplied the evidence. The Slate headline: "Slate now concedes that key details of the article in question were fabricated." Editors should embrace, not concede, the truth.
Kinsley is the poster child for the movie Forrest Gump- he’s stupid, not because he’s stupid, but because he’s arrogant. Rathergate, Easongate, Glassgate arrogant. Stupid really is as stupid does. For years conservatives have claimed the MSM is blinded by allegiance to the left. Perhaps we have given the MSM too much credit.