I’m trying to pay as little attention to American domestic politics as possible these days. I’m interested in their internatonal activities, but the politicians and the reportage is so polarized that it’s tedious to watch. Regardless, I was pleased to see Judy Bachrach from Vanity Fair lay into the President’s lavish inauguration celebrations. She’s even up on her history–citing FDR’s humble war-time party. As she puts it:
During a time of war, 10 parties are not appropriate, when your own soldiers are sitting ducks in very, very bad vehicles.
I’m sure FOX figured she’d come on and discuss what frocks the Bush girls would be wearing. Instead, in four minutes, she managed to powerfully illustrate how the absurd partisanship of the network.
Between Ms. Bachrach and Jon Stewart, we’re witnessing a new trend–call it ambush punditry. The media just can’t seem to catch a break these days, can they?