Sunday, November 30, 2008

Clear Policies

Back when the greatest threat to our democracy was the possibility that bloggers might have relevant undisclosed financial ties, I was trying to walk one reporter through the issue (as in, trying to explain how this was really fucking stupid). As with many reporters, he tended to talk about some imaginary ideal of his profession, not the reality, and when I asked him if readers were always made fully aware of any conflicts of interest of all op-ed competitors he sort of sputtered, "they're vetted!" He knew this was bullshit, I knew this was bullshit.

And NBC has "clear policies" that whatever shit they shovel down your throat is really yummy shit, so don't worry your beautiful brains about anything.