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Elegy for a rubber stamp

24 August 2008

“Elegy for a rubber stamp”, by Lewis Lapham

Filed under: America — Tags: , , — Fabius Maximus @ 12:01 am
Lewis Lapham draws a portrait of the America press, showing why it provides so little assistance in our attempts at self-government. He does not tell us if this results from defects in the institution — or in us, their customers.
As usual with his monthly articles, it is both entertaining and provides a valuable perspective on America. On us.
Elegy for a rubber stamp“, By Lewis H. Lapham, Harper’s Magazine, September 2008 — Subscription only. Excerpt:

Having seen the original broadcast of the interview with President Bush, I remember Russert’s attitude as that of a trend-setting restaurateur anxious to please his best customer. The President delivered himself of his customary bombast (”Saddam Hussein was dangerous, and I’m not gonna leave him in power and trust a madman. . . . A free Iraq will change the world. It’s historic times”); Russert was content to favor the harangue with polite suspensions of disbelief.

The attitude doesn’t lead to the digging up of much news that might be of interest to the American people, but it endeared Russert to his patrons and clients.

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