Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Even on historic day, business as usual

Bruce Murphy at Milwaukee Magazine notes that on Inauguration Day, while even conservatives gave the new President a one-day pass, the Journal Sentinel's Patrick McIlheran stood out like the proverbial sore thumb.

Says Murphy of Paddy Mac's performance:

But beyond the irony was something just a little ugly. While commentators of all ideologies were celebrating, for one day, a watershed moment in our nation’s history, McIlheran was above such generosity. He thought it more appropriate to condescend to the majority of Americans.
Anyone else surprised?

3 comments:

  1. Not surprised. McIlheran's ideological rigidity is defeating the normal thought and analytical processes.

    Basically, he's writing for other constricted bloggers, not the general public.

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  2. That's an excellent observation, James. I can't help but note that the majority of commenters on his blog find little redeeming content.

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  3. i heart sherpsteinJanuary 27, 2009 at 8:30 PM

    sherpstein should have his own TV show.

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