Monday, February 18, 2008

Another Dilemma

Help me out here. Which is sadder. Is it the fact that David "Bobo" Brooks, a columnist for the New York Times, advised Barack Obama to "visit a factory for once" without bothering to see if he had, or that if Obama had waited a few more years, he would have had trouble finding one?

One of six major columnists couldn't be bothered to check on a statement that turned out to be contradicted by his own paper three days earlier. That this guy is taken seriously by what apparently is the most brain-damaged portion of America who still read newspapers is bad enough. On the other hand, if we lose more manufacturing jobs at anywhere close to the rate we've been losing them, nowhere near enough people will be able to buy newspapers any more. Considering that the NYT just laid off a significant part of their staff, there will come a day when they won't be able to afford idiots like Brooks, even though they seem to have some instinctive need for them.

Both of these thoughts bode badly for our future.

(h/t to Scorpio at Pacific Views for the Lou Dobbs link.

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