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Noise from Nowhere: The cable news jihad against human intelligence

Noise from Nowhere: The cable news jihad against human intelligence Po l i t i c s b y O t h e r M e m e s Noise from Nowhere The cable news jihad against human intelligence O 3 Jason Linkins publican Party, the RNC. At the convention, they find the one black person.” Harris-Perry, apropos of God knows what, mused about a future tryst between Romney’s adopted grandchild and North West, daughter of pop culture icons Kanye West and Kim Kardashian: “Can you imagine Mitt Romney and Kanye West as in-laws?” No, but it doesn’t take a genius to imagine what happened next—a fierce derecho of outrage from conservatives. So, to put a stop to the furor, Harris-Perry submitted herself to the mercy of her viewers and apologized. And this was no ordinary apology; she didn’t simply treat the Romney segment as an order of old business and move on to the day’s new quotient of overwrought liberal political comment. Instead, she did something that no one on television is permitted to—least of all, it seems, the purveyors of cable-ready punditry from fixed ideological vantage points. Melissa Harris-Perry took a time-out from her network’s perpetual certainty to survey the implications of her regrettable actions. She http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Baffler MIT Press

Noise from Nowhere: The cable news jihad against human intelligence

The BafflerMar 1, 2014

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MIT Press
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© 2014 Jason Linkins
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1059-9789
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2164-926X
DOI
10.1162/BFLR_a_00242
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Abstract

Po l i t i c s b y O t h e r M e m e s Noise from Nowhere The cable news jihad against human intelligence O 3 Jason Linkins publican Party, the RNC. At the convention, they find the one black person.” Harris-Perry, apropos of God knows what, mused about a future tryst between Romney’s adopted grandchild and North West, daughter of pop culture icons Kanye West and Kim Kardashian: “Can you imagine Mitt Romney and Kanye West as in-laws?” No, but it doesn’t take a genius to imagine what happened next—a fierce derecho of outrage from conservatives. So, to put a stop to the furor, Harris-Perry submitted herself to the mercy of her viewers and apologized. And this was no ordinary apology; she didn’t simply treat the Romney segment as an order of old business and move on to the day’s new quotient of overwrought liberal political comment. Instead, she did something that no one on television is permitted to—least of all, it seems, the purveyors of cable-ready punditry from fixed ideological vantage points. Melissa Harris-Perry took a time-out from her network’s perpetual certainty to survey the implications of her regrettable actions. She

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The BafflerMIT Press

Published: Mar 1, 2014

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