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The Inexplicable Mr. Kristol

The ridiculously wrong man asks, "If the sky hasn't fallen, why worry?"

Despite a virtually unbroken record of being horribly wrong about everything, Bill Kristol continues his equally unbroken record of being handed one, prime teevee gig after another.

The most interesting story in American political journalism would be the story of exactly how (names, dates, terms of service) it is possible for this particular ghoul to be so untouchable.

The fact that Mr. Kristol is uniquely unqualified to ever be given a seat at any table ever again seems to be an open secret among the Very Serious People, which is why the specific nature of the machinery behind Mr. Kristol's professional indestructibility must be so ugly and so fraught with high-level repercussions that no one in the ranks of professional political journalism dares to spill the beans.

Which, in turn, is why I beleve that if the unruly mob outside the gated Beltway Media ever learned the specific details of how Mr. Kristol effortlessly extorts his way onto our teevee machines, the dominoes which would start to fall would be, at the very least, extremely entertaining.

Crossposted from Driftglass


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