Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Paglia: Camille is Wrong. Here's Why.

Camille Paglia Blames Dems for Destroying Journalism — ‘It Is Going to Take Decades to Recover’

Tuesday on Sean Hannity’s nationally syndicated radio show, author and University of the Arts professor of humanities and media studies Camille Paglia railed against the current state of journalism in America.

Paglia called what she said the Democratic Party had done to journalism “absolutely grotesque” and warned it would take decades to recover.

“It’s obscene,” she said. “It’s outrageous, OK? It shows that the Democrats are nothing now but words and fantasy and hallucination and Hollywood. There’s no journalism left. What’s happened to The New York Times? What’s happened to the major networks? It’s an outrage.”

“I’m a professor of media studies, in addition to a professor of humanities, OK?” she continued. “And I think it’s absolutely grotesque the way my party has destroyed journalism. Right now, it is going to take decades to recover from this atrocity that’s going on where the news media have turned themselves over to the most childish fraternity, kind of buffoonish behavior.”
She is referring here to the MSM, not to the alternative journalists who resolutely take up the slack. The MSM will not recover, because they are hard Left and are managed by the hard Left, and the hard Left is their customer base. There is no chance that the hard Left will suddenly become dispassionate, discard their precious Hatred, begin to report objectively rather than create their narrative of intellectual superiority and moral utopia. So they would have to die off, collectively, from top to bottom. Then they would have to be replaced by intelligent, objective, fact reporting professionals - who would have to appear as if by magic, because there is no source for such creatures in today's society.

The universities would have to recant, and begin again to believe in the values of honesty, truthfulness, professionalism and objectivity. But: they are hard Leftists also. The Marxist utopia is their current ideology and few ever leave that ideology and still remain in the professoriat. Those who deviate are heretical, and are purged - the equivalent of the desaparecidos. They will not exist as champions leading the students into Professional Journalism rather than Useful Idiots for the Left.

Here's a question, Camille: Why in the world would you continue to be a Democrat??

It is more likely that new news sources continue to emerge, especially if the internet remains free. The MSM will become the Marginalized Statist Media, to which only deep blue ideologists turn in order to avoid reality.

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