The Death of the Media
None-too-bright A-list blogger Mickey Kaus quits vanity press The Daily Caller after he is shocked to learn from Tucker Carlson, the hebephrenic TeeVee Dinner heir and owner of that rag that Kaus cannot write anything critical about Fox News:
Kaus says when he told Carlson he needed to be able to write about Fox, Carlson told him it was a hard-and-fast rule, and non-negotiable.
“He said it was a rule, and he wouldn’t be able to change that rule. So I told him I quit,” Kaus explained. “I just don’t see how you can put out a publication with that kind of giant no-go area. It’s not like we’re owned by Joe’s Muffler Shop, so we just can’t write about Joe’s Muffler shop.”
And before we have a parade down mainstreet with blaring trumpets and oomp-pa-pa’ing tubas, and flags saying I TOLD YOU SO!!!, let us not forget that you never saw anything critical about nuclear energy on then GE-owned NBC during Three-Mile Island. You probably will never see anything critical about cable networks on NBC today now that they are owned by Comcast.
It’s the way the mainstream media works, they don’t even have to put it in writing. Being owned by a conglomerate ensure that they will never, ever upset the boss.
Once again American Exceptionalism rears it’s ugly head.
Sing it with me, everyone!
Seriously, this guy’s been a mendacious twit ever since his New Republic days. I’m amazed this didn’t happen to him 20 years ago.
And here I thought he’d given up blowing goats