Thursday, August 19, 2010

Quote of the day

Megan McArdle:
The fellow who insisted that only conservatives need ideological identifiers didn't understand that he was putting his thumb on the scales. Indeed, frequently writers and editors of this stripe will carefully identify Hoover or AEI as conservative, while referring to a place like the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities as "non-partisan", which is technically true, but of course, is also true of the conservative institutions they so carefully label. This gives both the writers and their readers a false sense of what "mainstream consensus" is. Perhaps that's why so many of them get so angry about openly partisan journalism from the other side.

This quote struck FLG in light of the recent discussion in the comments.

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