But Cultural Power is Political Power, and the fact that these imbeciles populate our Idiot Boxes and speak words to us at night puts them in a position where they can serve as the witch-doctors of a heathen, ugly, wicked tribe, if they choose to.It's the job of journalists, some might argue, to report the news - the first edition of history - accurately and in an objective manner. From Brian Williams, to Dan Rather, to Jayson Blair (just to name the pure fabulists) it's clear that they can't accomplish this simple task. So why do we put them in charge of these Presidential debates? What makes "journalists" more qualified than, as Ace puts it, the next guy sitting on a barstool?
In fact, let's put that guy on the barstool in charge of the next debate. To paraphrase William F. Buckley, I'd rather have the first dozen names in the Boston telephone directory moderate the Presidential debates rather than the royalty of the American media.