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"Indeed, the rage of theorists to make constitutions a vehicle for the conveyance of their own crude, and visionary aphorisms of government, requires to be guarded against with the most unceasing vigilance."
     -- Joseph Story
     Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States
     Book III, § 1857.

Sunday, January 23, 2005

By way of Hugh Hewitt, I came across this post on The Fourth Rail. An excerpt:

The media's motivations to provide negative press on the war in Iraq and the greater Global War on Terror may vary: some outlets have a political ax to grind with the Bush administration; some are reflexively anti American; some are anti war; some are pro-terrorist; and some are lazy and use canned news without considering the content or its impact.
This misses the MSM's biggest single motivation: that, by reflexively opposing government policy, they re-prove their independence to themselves. If you don't believe me, just look into the details of their responses, when anyone suggests to them the possibility that they might try supporting it.

-- posted by Clayton 1/23/2005 05:04:00 PM

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