The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

15 December 2003

Splendor in the crass

Michael Wolff argues that media have become rude because the sight (or hearing, in the case of talk radio) of it strikes a chord deep within us, a desire to be just as overbearing as we've never been allowed to be in a Polite Society.

Kevin Holtsberry takes exception to this idea, complaining that "it makes a vice into a virtue."

I started scribbling on this topic, and it got longer and longer and still I didn't come up with a reasonable conclusion, so I killed the post.

And then, thinking that maybe I'm not the only one who is of two minds on this subject — I mean, I greatly enjoy heaping invective upon the deserving, but there are times when it's counterproductive — I reposted it as a Vent with the same title. (Of course, I hate to waste a good title.)

Posted at 6:46 PM to Almost Yogurt