Monday, June 06, 2005

Flying Over the Afflicted and Afflicting the Conversation
Glenn links to what to my mind is an incredible essay by Jay Rosen on the clergy of journalism and Watergate. I admit to a smallish amount of glee in one intereting bit:
Meanwhile, "comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable" is handed down not as a slogan too clever by half, but as a public service philosophy. Find 100 journalists who know the slogan, perhaps five can tell you the origin. And they don't know that the author (Finley Peter Dunne) was being sarcastic, either. Is this education?
Jay sends us on to the backstory.

posted by Malaclypse the Tertiary at 1:14 AM ·

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Deinonychus Antirrhopus
The Knowledge Problem
The Volokh Conspiracy
The Kolkata Libertarian
Andrew Sullivan
Little Green Footballs
Dave Barry
Libertarian Samizdata
Balloon Juice
Discount Blogger
Truck and Barter
Peking Duck
The Gweilo Diaries

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Junk Science
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