Thursday, July 29, 2010

The Annointed Ones

For decades, journalists have held themselves up as the only honest brokers in the game, the only people who could be trusted to bring unvarnished truth to the befuddled masses. They nobly (at least in their estimation) prowled the shadows, ready to pounce on any inane comment in order to hold it up as proof positive of prejudice/corruption/bias/hypocracy/opposition to the cause du jour.

And The Daily Caller has proven the journalists to be even greater hypocrites than those the press annointed themselves to exposing.

This begs one enormous question: why should the press be trusted any more than anyone or anything else?

The answer is that they should not. Yes, I realize that was pretty obvious. But the implications of this answer are not nearly as obvious, for now it creates a new information problem. What is the truth, and who says it is?