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Actual Problems In American Journalism


The publisher of the Post singled out Richard Cohen’s column today as “brilliant.”  Of course she did!

And it’s not just that Cohen argued that it’s not racist to be repulsed by interracial marriage.  As djw noted earlier, according to Pareene’s typology it’s not just a #3 but also a #1.  Even if you somehow managed to miss its offensiveness, calling analysis that trite “brilliant” is highly instructive.

Elsewhere at the WaPo, a media reporter thinks Lara Logan’s credibility problems include her looks and choice of Halloween costumes. Compared to this stuff, even arguments that conservatives are skeptical of Chris Christie can look brilliant, I guess.

…”Richard Cohen is a gaffe king, or maybe a marketing genius.”

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