Is the Washington Post Pro-Gay? And to What Degree is That Even A Thing?

Here is a fascinating ombudsmans article from Washington Post ombudsman Patrick Pexton, who responds to concerned letters and emails from readers who contend that the Post is pro-gay. I’m shelving this over in Off The Cuff since we have a pretty pro-Gay (and often times, actually gay) set of contributors and readers; extending equal rights…

Against Intellectual Provincialism

Epistemic Closure Revisited Eons ago in blog-years, Julian Sanchez provoked some indignant responses by suggesting that conservatives are too dependent on a closed, self-referential media ecosystem. Sanchez’s original post elicited a sharp reply from Jonah Goldberg, who argued that for all its faults, the Fox News-talk radio axis is still better than the alternative (the…

From the inbox

A reader writes, in response to this post by Barrett: … you might want to mention my experience about how the liberal media and publishing bubble actually helps empower the Breitbarts of the world. When I went with my agent to shop around my proposal for [my book], we visited with an acquisitions editor for…

The Irresponsible Media Who Ruin Lives and the Unnamed “Senior Officials” Who Enable Them

[UPDATED BELOW THE FOLD] The Big Story yesterday and, to a lesser extent, today was the arrest of two legal Yemeni immigrants on suspicion of plotting a terrorist attack.  The pair, one of whom now resides in Birmingham, Alabama after previously living in Detroit, and the other of whom presumably resides in the Chicago area,…

Glenn Beck and the Red Knight

“I told you about these people.  They only mate with their own kind.   It’s yuppie inbreeding.  That’s why they’re retarded and wear the same clothes.  They don’t feel love.  They only negotiate love moments.  They’re evil, Edwin.  They’re repulsed by imperfection, horrified by the banal…everything that  America stands for!  They must be stopped before it’s…

The Talking Heads will Feed Themselves

Kyle asks: What motivates the Limbaughs and the Hannities and the Malkins to take up the standard of hyper-partisan contrarian now?  Surely one would say to provide a voice of balance against the rampant liberalism that is sure to gush forth from DC now that the Democrats are in charge. But even this fails in…