ON ASSIGNMENT: We have an event later this week which requires preparation (and a mood alteration). And so we wont post again until the end of the weekmost likely, not until Saturday.
Note: At that time, we will finish our suspended piece about Frank Richs most recent column. (We think it illustrates a basic problem with a certain type of liberal advocacy.) And well comment about Mondays Maddow-Frum exchange; weve received several interesting e-mails about it. Last night, we thought Keith Olbermann built an unhelpful framework around the eventa framework which had largely been hammered into place on the liberal web.
What do we see these days, when we look out at the world TDH covers? In todays New York Times, Maureen Dowd quotes David Brooks, who complains that Sarah Palin has reinforced the worst of talk-radio culture since becoming McCains nominee. We certainly agree with that, though our own assessment would be a good deal stronger. But as we look at the world TDH covers, we keep thinking were seeing that same talk-radio culture infecting the (growing) world of liberal advocacy. We think that tendency is bad for the world, for progressive interests. Some of our readers tend to think differentsetting up an intriguing debate.
Once again, heres the tape of that Maddow-Frum exchange, as posted by tristero. Our reaction was somewhat different from tristeros. You may not have watched the tape yet. Once again, we recommend that you give it a look.