Sunday, March 04, 2007

Snow job: An a-ha! moment

This piece on Tony Snow goes a long way to explaining the moral decay on the right and what now passes for debate amongst the "facts don't matter" crowd. It is all about "winning the half hour" which is based not on demonstrable facts but on bluster, momentum, and impression. If this passes for discourse for long our nation's future is in jeopardy.
Snow seems to treat his encounters with the press more like a cable show than as an opportunity to provide the public with a fuller picture
His prime goal seems to be to "win the half hour" -- which generally entails out-talking and mocking your opponent, rather than mustering facts and actually staking out a persuasive position.

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