What a Shame

Glenn Greenwald – Political Blogs and Opinions – Salon

Howie Kurtz, Shailagh Murray, and the vapid, petty Beltway media mind

(updated below)

The job of Howard Kurtz as the “media critic” for The Washington Post and CNN is to shed light on how our media functions. Kurtz actually did a superb job of this in his column yesterday, although it was completely unintentional.

Kurtz responded to a post by Digby, in which Digby explained the perfect coordination between the right-wing gossip-mongers who feed the gossip-hungry press an endless supply of petty, vapid personal smears that dominate our political discourse — all in lieu of any meaningful coverage of anything that actually matters. As Digby wrote, quoted by Kurtz:

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