Monday, December 27, 2010


In a recent column, New York Times columnist Paul Krugman recently said this (courtesy Newsbusters):
...there’s a well-developed right-wing media infrastructure in place to catapult the propaganda, as former President George W. Bush put it, to rapidly disseminate bogus analysis to a wide audience where it becomes part of what “everyone knows.” (There’s nothing comparable on the left...)
I agree, the left has nothing comparable to the right's few news and opinion outlets. The left has dozens of times more such outlets, including academia, entertainment, and print. There's no comparison at all between the left's ability to promote ideas and establish cultural themes through the vast majority of news outlets and the ability of the right to do the same. Krugman is right, sort of. That's just not what he means.

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