Category Archives: Journalism

In defense of crosshairs

Let’s perform a little thought experiment. Let’s pretend that, instead of the statement that Sarah Palin released Wednesday morning, she released a completely different one, a statement that made no mention of a “blood libel”, a statement in which she humbly apologized for using over-the-top rhetoric and violent imagery and promised never to do it … Read more In defense of crosshairs

WaPo‘s Michael Gerson problem

Is Michael Gerson trying for a Pulitzer? After all, his Washington Post colleague, the faux-conservative Kathleen Parker, won a Pulitzer Prize for Commentary this year for being, as she admitted to MSNBC talk show host Joe Scarborough, a “conservative basher”. It worked once; maybe it will work again. Gerson is part of the Post‘s attempt … Read more WaPo‘s Michael Gerson problem