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Bob Somerby continues to be unhappy about the sensibilities of the contemporary progressive media in general and the contemporary progressive blogosphere in particular:

Indeed, the liberal world is increasingly adopting the core values of the mainstream press corps. We run on silly sexy-time tales, and on invented lies by opponents. This is low-IQ tabloid work, pure and simple — and it’s a culture which will never serve progressive interests. By the way: This is the culture of the mainstream press—the punishing culture with which the mainstream chased down, first Clinton, then Gore.

Will progressive interests ever prosper within such a brain-dead culture? We strongly doubt it.

True? Or not so true? Discuss.
 

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