January 19, 2011

Quote of the Day

An aide to Congressman Darrell Issa, quoted in a New Yorker profile:

Some people in the press, I think, are just lazy as hell. There are times when I pitch a story and they do it word for word. Thatís just embarrassing. Theyíre adjusting to a time that demands less quality and more quantity. And it works to my advantage most of the time, because I think most reporters have liked me packaging things for them. Most people will opt for whatís easier, so they can move on to the next thing. Reporters are measured by how often their stuff gets on Drudge. Itís a bad way to be, but itís reality.
This, to me, is a much more substantive and accurate critique of the political media than the usual "liberal bias" horseshit.

Posted by Stephen Silver at January 19, 2011 12:27 AM
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