Comments: What Howard Kurtz & Lara Logan Left Out

It's nice to see that an ill-conceived use of egregious is still a favourite among the smart set.

Posted by Cloud at June 28, 2010 10:53 PM

Who was that said " If you want a friend in Washington DC, get a dog"?

Posted by Mike Meyer at June 28, 2010 11:00 PM

jonathan schwarz gets a glitter pen. mike meyer gets a ninja sticker.

Posted by hapa at June 28, 2010 11:44 PM

I can't bring myself to think that anyone disagreeing with Howard Kurtz about anything could be wrong. That guy is sickening. But maybe Lara Logan is too--I really don't know--even though she certainly looks a lot better than Kurtz.

Let's not get carried away thinking mutual attempts at manipulation are much of a problem, or that the journalists and the pols really are all trying to screw each other. That's naive, and Hastings seems to think he's done something bigger than he has. These guys are for the most part chummy. Maybe not Hastings, but in general they go to the same parties, along with the military brass and the pols. It's a pretty homogenous elite, much more so than this post suggests.

It's any efforts that threaten the elite that generate hostility from both the journalists and the military and the pols of both major political parties. Those who do that don't get invited to the really good parties.

Posted by N E at June 28, 2010 11:49 PM