So last night before I went to bed I caught a few minutes of The Colbert Report on Comedy Central. It was the first time I had seen the show, and I laughed, which is all that I really ask.
Anyway, Colbert had on Katrina vanden Heuvel, editor of The Nation. She spent most of her time defending the word "liberal," which is fine by me. Call yourself anything you want, my job is simply to call you "wrong."
However, the moment of dissonance occurred when she took a stab at how the media today isn't what it used to be, using "Faux News," i.e. Fox News as her example of a news outlet uncritical of the conventional wisdom.
Aside from the ridiculous subtext of vanden Hevuel's statement-- the media was better when only left-of-center viewpoints were being heard-- does anyone else find themselves perplexed that vanden Heuvel has the stones to criticize the media for fakery. . . on a fake news program?
Heh, as they say.