Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Open thine eyes, please

Time's Joe Klein has undergone an awakening: "For most of the 40 years that I’ve been a working reporter, the country chugged along pretty damned well. There were plenty of important issues, but none that threatened the essence of our American miracle. That’s no longer true. We face a future dominated by the celebration of ignorance and sloppy short-term thinking. I think those of us who are trying to actually report the world as it is–flawed and mistaken as we sometimes are–are facing a great challenge right now. We really owe the public a good, smart, rigorous couple of years between now and election day, 2012." Well, the scales have finally fallen from Klein's eyes. Good show. If only the rest of his colleagues would follow suit and take his advice. Just don't bet the mortgage on it.

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