Wednesday, February 11, 2009

It would be funny if it weren't so sad.

File this under: it would be funny if it weren't so sad.

James K. Glassman pens an article for Commentary magazine explaining why the Obama stimulus plan won't work. Yes... that James K. Glassman.

A few years ago, and long after James K. Glassman became the intellectual laughingstock that he is today, I turned on the radio to find him on a CSPAN talk show seeking to disabuse us all of the notion that global warming was in any way real or caused by human activity. My first reaction was: why is this man --who has been throughly discredited as any sort of reliable authority in his own field of expertise-- on CSPAN commenting as an authority on a field in which he has no formal academic training whatsoever?

What I quickly came to realize is that the mainstream media does not reward conservatives for a track record of correct predictions and insightful opinion. The mainstream media rewards conservatives for a track record of being relentless and vociferous. This is, of course, doubly so for the conservative media which, I suspect, probably actually punishes conservatives for being right.

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