Sunday, April 22, 2007

Politics as Theater

Leaving aside the various sins of error, emphasis, and omission, there is a place in our political discourse for political-writing-as-theater criticism as practiced by people like Rich and Dowd. The problem is that this type of stuff has come to dominate our political discourse, and it's especially awful when it gets filtered through the mouths of people like Chris Matthews who lack any talent in that area whatsoever.