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.)