The Stone City

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Wednesday, August 17, 2005


Some conservative commentators have contrasted the intense media scrutiny of Rush Limbaugh's drug addiction with the near silence on Air America's apparently dishonest funding. This silly complaint cheapens the charge of media bias in cases where it is actually important.

Rush Limbaugh's troubles really were more newsworthy, for the same reason that Mark McGwire receives more attention than Dan McGwire. Air America has bored the faithful and amused the cynical, but it is about as important to the national discourse as this blog. Why should the mainstream media waste precious ink on it?