Monday, April 27, 2009

Quote of the Day

Usually, I'm at least one remove from news on the domestic front. However, I was home for the outbreaks of Tea Party protests across the country. Leaving the question of the legitimacy of the Tea Parties aside, I was shocked and appalled at the coverage provided by our supposedly non-partisan, impartial, and objective press. The only apt descriptor for the overwhelming majority of press coverage of the events is "sneering." I've never seen the like, with regard to protests (although, I'm not sure that I've ever really seen coverage of "conservative" protests, as conservatives don't seem to protest too much). It brought to mind this quote, from Federalist #1:

An over-scrupulous jealousy of danger to the rights of the people, which is more commonly the fault of the head than of the heart, will be represented as mere pretense and artifice, the stale bait for popularity at the expense of the public good.

1 comment:

  1. Fantastic quote. Sums it up precisely.

    I guess those old dudes had it all figured out.