Doesn’t it strike you as strange that no one has hired Bob Somerby of The Daily Howler yet? He’s a loyal mainstream Democrat who understands the corrupt workings of the contemporary media as well as anyone does. He’s one of the heavyweights, but as far as I can tell, he still has to work for a living doing other stuff.
I suspect that the DNC and the Kerry campaign would have trouble figuring out how to insert him into their chain of command. But couldn’t someone or another just give him a nice salary and enough money for an office and a staff, and let him show what he’s able to do? Hopefully, at least some of the young pros in those two big operations would be happy to sit at his feet for awhile and find out what’s going on in the world.
This doesn’t have to be read as a criticism of existing media operations; I’m just pointing out that we have a resource here which is not being supported or fully exploited.
I suppose people who read this will see my suggestion as part of the big Blog Story that people have been flogging for the last few weeks. That’s not really my point, though. It’s just that Somerby’s one of the sharpest guys in the biz, and it seems that there ought to be a place for him somewhere.