Friday, May 20, 2005

The Suck-Up Watch (continued)


You've got to hand it to Marketwach media columnist Jon Friedman--his shamelessness, and the stupidity of his editors, knows no bounds. In today's installment of his multi-part series on media writers who, unlike Friedman, are taken seriously, we have Ken Auletta. Here's what we learn:
Chances are, the Walter Mitty in media reporters dreams of being Ken Auletta of the New Yorker.
Well, they might fantasize about having Auletta's journalistic gifts, anyway. And why not?

It gets worse.

Auletta has also written brilliant books....Despite his accomplishments, Auletta has remained humble. It wasn't a surprise that he doesn't put much stock in my contention that he serves as a role model.
Neither would anyone, this being a unsubtle, derriere-kissing puff piece utterly devoid of credibilty. It is also an excellent example of skewed priorities at a time when the media deserves serious scrutiny.

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