April 21, 2013

DIVERSITY! Walter Russell Mead: Why the Koch Brothers’ Move Into Newspapers is Good for America. “From where we sit, the biggest danger to journalism today is the gentry liberal groupthink one can call the ‘Acela cocoon.’ It’s particularly problematic for journalism right now because it mutes press criticism of the current Administration. On a handful of issues—civil liberties, drones, the environment, Iran—the Acela cocoon is significantly to the left of the Obama administration and so has been criticizing the Administration a little harder now that the election is out of the way. But on so many big issues of the day the Administration and much of the press are so closely allied that the press genuinely has a hard time criticizing power.”

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