Monday, March 04, 2013

"Bob Woodward and the Rules of Washington Morality" (with video)

Michael Tomasky (The Daily Beast) with video (00:53):
Rule One: When information is being injected into the discourse, the content of the information is far less important than the stature of and/or establishment’s feeling about the person injecting the information. You could be as prescient as old Tiresias bumping his way around Thebes, but if the Washington bigwigs have never heard of you or haven’t already given you their seal of approval, you’re wasting your time. However, if you already possess said seal of approval, you can say pretty much anything, and you will be taken seriously. MORE...

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