Sunday, January 13, 2008

How The Media is Fucking Up The Election

Rolling Stone's Matt Taibbi writes a cynical, caustic and hilarious piece on political reporting. I thought I was bitter and jaded about the political process, but I'm a wide-eyed newborn compared to Taibbi. Read the whole thing, and definitely stick around for the last paragraph, which is laugh out loud funny.

I love Rolling Stone's political coverage, it's probably my favorite RSS feed for politics.

2 comments:

Elayne said...

Any insight as to why Taibbi crossed the picket line to go on The Daily Show?

Randy said...

No insight on my end. I'd forgotten that I'd seen his name mentioned in articles talking about the return of The Daily Show... I haven't been watching, partly in strike solidarity but largely because I just haven't had time.

It does make me a bit sad, as I think it reflects poorly on Taibbi. But I'd guess that he's a friend of the show and he was in the same rock and a hard place situation that a lot of actors, producers and even below-the-line folk are facing between solidarity with the union and burning bridges that aren't going to return when the strike ends.

Y'know, if it ever ends. :)