neoconservatives style themselves as intellectuals, but they shy away from proper conversations about facts and ideas. Though some are erudite, and some even polite, their public face in magazines like the Standard and Commentary--with a few notable exceptions--is quite different: they are, at base, ideologues not intellectuals, propagandists not journalists, thugs not thinkers.Once in a while Joe earns his pundit pay by wrapping the Truth up in an excellent phrase. This is one of those times.
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Joe Klein is an early member of the media "Enough" club who has decided to quit covering up conservative crimes and idiocies. From his recent post: