22nd January 2009
When I got to my office this morning here on Capitol Hill, I picked up the Washington Post and started looking for its story on the annual March for Life, which usually brings somewhere between 200,000 and 400,000 people to the city to mark the anniversary of Roe vs. Wade. There are times when the advance story makes the Metro front, but most of the time you look for something short inside the paper somewhere.
I’m still looking. Did I miss something?
Well, it serves as a useful reminder that the Washington Post isn’t really a newspaper but rather a spin machine for the Chattering Classes.
But beyond that, this incident serves to illustrate my earlier point that the Establishment Media no longer function as effective gatekeepers to the public brain; they no longer control what news is available and what slant that news will take. A good thing, I’m thinking.