October 27, 2003

Winning The Culture Wars

If you read nothing else this week, read Brian Anderson in City Journal. Learn how South Park, Fox News, and the blogosphere are turning the tide. One excerpt before you go read it all. Of the liberals bitching and moaning over the success of Fox News and the blogs, Anderson says:

Well. The fair and balanced observer will hear in such hysterical complaint and angry foot stamping baffled frustration over the loss of a liberal monoculture, which has long protected the Left from debate—and from the realization that its unexamined ideas are sadly threadbare. “The Left has never before had its point of view challenged and its arguments made fun of and shot full of holes on the public stage,” concludes social thinker Michael Novak, who has been around long enough to recognize how dramatically things are changing. Hoover Institute fellow Tod Lindberg agrees: “Liberals aren’t prepared for real argument,” he says. “Elite opinion is no longer univocal. It engages in real argument in real time.”

As the man says, Heh.

Posted by dan at October 27, 2003 07:30 PM

Yes, this Anderson piece was outstanding. Reuters recently ran the sentence, "The U.S. government has blamed bin Laden's Al Qaeda network for the September 11 attacks....."

And CNN, Brokaw, and the New York Times wonder why people are leaving in herds for other news sources?

Posted by: Emily at November 7, 2003 12:04 AM
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