Monday, November 2, 2015


The Media Do Suck

“The Republican presidential candidates are right. The media do suck. But not for the reasons the candidates complained about Wednesday night. We in the media suck because we have rewarded their rampant dishonesty and buffoonery with nonstop news coverage. Which, of course, has encouraged more dishonesty and buffoonery.” 

—Catherine Rampell, columnist, “The Republicans are right. We in the media do suck,” The Washington Post, Oct. 31, 2015 (Thanks to alert WORDster Tony Seton)

Editorial Comment: Let’s not encourage them

PeezPix by Ted Pease

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