Monday, January 23, 2012

Admittedly an extreme case

One of my biggest objections to the wildly popular contrarian school of journalism is the way that, rather than following a line of reasoning to an unexpected conclusion, many writers obviously start out with an absurdly counter-intuitive position then try to come up with a list of reasons to justify it.

You know the sort of thing I'm talking about, stories with titles like:

Newt Gingrich's three marriages mean he might make a strong president -- really

1 comment:

  1. That is actually kind of amazing. One element that I found especially interesting was that the "you can't trust him" issue was not brought into the debate as an issue. It's also notable that he divorced his first wife while she was in a hospital bed -- not necessarily the act of a man who is willing to accept a difficult fight.

    That is a remarkably bad piece of journalism!