Today’s Hotline, in an aside connected to the Family Research Council’s Tony Perkins’ willingness to duel anyone, writes:
In an interview with Rachel Maddow on Air America Radio (yes — Perkins braves Air America like journalists brave Hugh Hewitt), said he’s concerned about the NSA collection program and has conveyed his concerns to some of his conservative friends.
This is a grin. It correctly suggests that most “jurnalists” decline the opportunity to appear on the program, though the best routinely do so. Why do some folks refuse, even as they accept gig after gig in safe harbors like NPR?
As anyone who listens to me knows, I am cordial and willing to give as much time as is necessary, but I am prepared and I won’t be buffaloed by silly arguments or obvious attempts to change subjects when a “journalist” can’t back up his or her work. Bottom line: The agenda journalists stay away. The serious ones come, again and again.
Many in old media cower. What a surprise.