Moneychanger in the temple
: Just saw a frightening commercial, a mininfomercial, on FoxNews with Pat Boone “interviewing” Brent Bozell about his book to sell it. Go to one of Bozell’s sites and you’ll find him hawking now only his books — in $50 gift bundles — but also “Don’t Believe the Liberal Media” bumperstickers and Christmas-tree ornaments. Go to his other site, and he’s begging for donations.
I’m all for the guy having opinions (so long as he doesn’t try to force them down my throat). And I’m all for him making money (hey, it’s America).
But every time a news organization invites this guy on TV, they should realize that they’re not only feeding his apparent agenda — censoring our popular culture according to his right-wing religious priggish views — but also stuffing his pockets.
And that’s why I’m a bit surprised to see some of the names on this list people helping Bozell “judge” a list of quotes of the year. There are a fair number of journalists listed — some you know. Aren’t they just furthering Bozell’s own agenda (and business)?