He’s got a point. Outside of CBS, NBC, ABC, MSNBC, CNN, the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, every other major newspaper in the country, George Soros, Tom Steyer, Hollywood, academia across the board and every union under the sun, the left is seemingly without a voice to counter talk radio and Fox News.
Why, they’re virtually powerless to battle the rightwing onslaught that sets the agenda every day. Ironically enough, Paul Krugman labels his screed Asymmetric Stupidity.
One possible answer would be that liberals and conservatives are very different kinds of people — that liberalism goes along with a skeptical, doubting — even self-doubting — frame of mind; “a liberal is someone who won’t take his own side in an argument.”
Another possible answer is that it’s institutional, that liberals don’t have the same kind of monolithic, oligarch-financed network of media organizations and think tanks as the right.
Whatever it is, I think it’s important: people are people, but politics doesn’t seem to have the same stupiditizing effect on left and right.
Stupiditizing? Is that what happens when you read Krugman?