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?


  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.

  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.

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

    sherpstein should have his own TV show.