Monday, June 02, 2008

Quality Reading: Shaun Mullen on Scott McClellan and the media

There are 2 articles from Monday's Kiko's House you should read:

As someone who bled printers ink at newspapers for 35 years and has a second career as a blogger, the big message in former White House press secretary Scott McClellan's blockbuster of a book is not that George Bush is a resume without a man, that there was an orchestrated effort to lie to a public traumatized by the 9/11 attacks in the run-up to the Iraq war, or that Carl Rove makes Machiavelli look like a Boy Scout. It is that the mainstream news media's march toward irrelevance is well deserved. (The Great Mainstream Media Implosion)


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As it is, my own greatest hits -- the days on which my numbers do soar -- are when I am linked to by big blogs or specialty blogs with very involved readerships. This includes several military blogs that have linked to my stuff on Iraq, post-traumatic stress disorder and a recent appreciation I did on an outspoken officer who was little known to the GP but is legendary in the annals of Vietnam-era military history. (Big Head Blog & The Monsters)

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