The more I think about Kristol getting a column at the Times, the madder I get. There are several hundred thousand dead Iraqis as a result of the bad information he persistently pushed to the American public, and this is treated as, oh, I don't know, a minor faux pas?
But this is the problem with journalism in general. Thanks to factors like unions (which cement mediocrity in place) and education requirements, they've pretty much scrubbed the corporate media of those who have anything more than a glancing encounter with the policies they so carelessly espouse.
They are oblivious to the effect of their positions on real people, real lives. They don't give a second thought to people who are powerless against the tsunami of their propaganda.
The reason they're so baffled by bloggers is, they don't take public policy any more seriously than a football game. They may root for a team, but really, they're all in the same league. So why do we get so upset?
After all, it's just a game! Rah rah, sis boom bah!