Friday, March 05, 2010

Wolf Blitzer and Joe McCarthy

Wolf Blitzer is no Edward R. Murrow, as Glenn Greenwald conclusively explains.
Edward R. Murrow led the media attack on the McCarthyism of the 1950s. Wolf Blitzer plays mindless, amiable, neutral, amplifying host to identical smear campaigns of today. That collapse says all one needs to know about much of modern establishment political journalism in the United States.
In one of history's ironies, Blitzer started his own witch-hunt fifty-six years, almost to the day, as Joe McCarthy.

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