Clippings from my reading

I’ve been doing a fair bit of reading in preparation for a long essay on you know what. A couple of quotes I thought I’d share by way of a post this week.

The first is from James W. Carey’s wonderful essay. “American journalism on, before and after September 11?, in the 2002 collection Journalism after September 11. He’s describing the decline of journalism in the esteem of the American people in the latter third of the Twentieth Century. A nice evocation of a frame of mind that journalists are prevented from understanding by their professional ideology, and clearly relevant to the case at hand: