Jun 10, 2010

Entrapment journalizm

Simon Owens at Bloggasm attempts to dispell the silly notion that conservative political activists with cameras are doing the hard work of uncovering corruption that the lamestream media chooses to ignore. Instead, he argues, the likes of James O'Keefe and Jason Mattera are seeking attention - and YouTube hits - for their political views.

A link to Owens' column is here.

The ambush method, as described by Owens, seems to borrow from the work of the Daily Show and even the old Howard Stern radio program. Except that instead of being funny, and possibly satirical, the right-wing videos seethe with a raw, impotent anger that makes the whole enterprise humorless.

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