They call this "Journalism?"
I’ve got a new Think Again column called "The Truth about Conservative ‘Journalism’" here. It’s about the antics of Mr. O’Keefe et al.
I did not use this piece to get into the crazy interview that Breitbart gave npr.org. Peter Ames Carlin reminded me, in the letters column to Romenesko of just how silly it was. But this quote: "They want to control the narrative," Breitbart says. "I’m saying, ‘No more!’ The new media has freed it up. I’m sorry, mainstream media. It’s over.Your ability to control the narrative is over." Well, it’s just so funny. I mean what does he think is going to replace it? Him? Crazy people dressed as pimps and hookers and telephone repairmen?
Also this one: "MSNBC and The Washington Post, you know, go nuts trying to grant terrorists at a time of war all of the rights under the world, while James O’Keefe gets arrested … and they’re already framing him." Really? In what universe? It strikes me that the Post, at least, is falling all over itself to embrace O’Keefe and Breitbart’s nutcase view of the world, at least until they were forced to accept its logical conclusion. Read the whole amazing thing if you want a laugh. It just goes on and on…
And that’s all we have today, now here’s Sal on Bowie.
Sal on David Bowie:
DAVID BOWIE-A REALITY TOUR
I’ve made no secret of my love for Bowie’s most recent output."Earthling," "Hours," "Heathen" and "Reality" released in 1997, 1999, 2002, and 2003 respectively, offer songs that stand up to anything Bowie has put out in his long career. I’m convinced most people have never even listened to these records, yet still manage to dismiss them as unworthy. On this live set, which is essentially the audio portion of the DVD of the same name, wonderfully remastered for CD, Bowie and his band run through songs from these records, as well as some chestnuts and rarities, over two nights in Dublin. With setlists running from 30 to 35 songs, the shows on this tour were some of the longest of Bowie’scareer.