Europe, right)? And, for all of you who enjoy political labeling (and being labeled politically) as much as I do, how much do you want to bet that L.A. Weekly/American Prospect writer Harold Meyerson, in his next column on the subject, will refer to the nascent Los Angeles Examiner as "conservative"?

I am confident, that before this year is out, I will be portrayed in some circles as Trent Lott's errand-boy. And that I will be guzzling cheap margaritas out of my top hat, laughing at the sad rich media people saddled with sour imaginations.

Posted by at January 28, 2003 03:37 PM
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[I]I am confident, that before this year is out, I will be portrayed in some circles as Trent Lott’s errand-boy. And that I will be guzzling cheap margaritas out of my top hat, laughing at the sad rich media people saddled with sour imaginations.[/I]

Right on!
Welcome to the paycheck media!
Seriously, though, I'd do my best if I were you to secure the all important travel bureau, I mean why not tie in a trip to Fiji to do a hotel/airfare blurb and report on political opinions of ex pat surfers?
Do you take salt on your hat,sir?
DD
Oh, BTW, good luck!

Posted by: DavidD at January 28, 2003 10:35 PM

Calling someone else conservative when they don't call themselves that? Oldest, easiest trick in the book, it means not having to say aloud "I am to the left of them" while meaning pretty much only that. In elite media, that's a pretty important, basic skill - otherwise people might start calling New Yorker writers "conservative" simply for taking such big paychecks. That any fool can play that game, and that there's nothing that actually implements left-leaning policy simply by saying "I'm a leftist", is not supposed to be noted. The number of millionaires who write for the Nation - the antiquated movie stars like Redford and Newman, the fat salaried academics from wealthy backgrounds like Edward Said - it's pretty important for them to claim to be outraged at the poverty of all those people out there who don't have money or whatever.

Posted by: gregor at January 29, 2003 03:48 AM
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