More Vacuous Journalism

Tue, Sep 23, 2008 at 9:57 AM,
Scott Simon’s interview with Ahmadinejad on NPR this morning was a masterpiece of monosyllabic smug stupidity. He failed to understand that the US removed the democratically elected Mossadeq, writing it off as “something about the Shah years ago.” (Who needs history? Smug self-righteous irony is easier, more effective and makes me seem really clever.) Then he keeps interrupting and repeating verbatim the same stupid unthinking rhetorical question that he assumes he knows the answer to while failing to grasp a fascinating and subtle point about different ideas of freedom in the U.S. and Iran.

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~ by severalfourmany on September 23, 2008.

2 Responses to “More Vacuous Journalism”

  1. Tue, Sep 23, 2008 at 2:06 PM,
    I don’t see how Simon’s failure is that different from Gibson’s and Palin’s.  In fact, your critique of him reminds me of Alterman’s critique of them.

  2. Very similar, except that millions of dead Iranians in a nuclear holocaust was not an essential part of my argument.

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