Politics On the War: The Media Rewards Its Hawks
posted by May 7 at 8:01 AMon
Radar (?) did an interesting exercise. They looked at eight media pundits: Four who had hard-ons for the war in the run-up to shock and awe and four who stumped against it. Then they ask: Where are these pundits today?
The answer: the pro-war pundits, like David Brooks (who they also slyly note, once wrote a loud column on the importance of meritocracy), are media darlings, while the dissenters, like Robert Scheer, are currently as successful as, well, Radar magazine.
The piece is much stronger at documenting and criticizing the fact that the hawks have risen to the top than making the case that the antis became losers, but it’s worth checking out.