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April 24, 2009

The Rules Of DC Journalists

-- by Dave Johnson

Go read: Three key rules of media behavior shape their discussions of "the 'torture' debate" - Glenn Greenwald,

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(1) Any policy that Beltway elites dislike is demonized as coming from "the Left" or -- in this case (following Karl Rove) -- the "hard Left."
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(2) Nobody is more opposed to transparency and disclosure of government secrets than establishment "journalists."
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(3) The single most sacred Beltway belief is that elites are exempt from the rule of law.

Posted by Dave Johnson at April 24, 2009 10:54 AM


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