The Discerning Texan

All that is necessary for evil to triumph, is for good men to do nothing.
-- Edmund Burke
Sunday, June 03, 2007

Is THE ECONOMIST losing its Independence?

As a subscriber, I have to say that I agree with Paul Marks: The Economist is just not what it used to be. In fact I would go a step further that it may well be following the well tread path to irrelavancy that TIME and Newsweek have followed. Closely tied to that trend has been an increasingly virulent strain of anti-Americanism that is becoming more and more evident in its pages.

Too bad: you used to be able to count on a centrist point of view there--especially when it came to trade. Now it is becoming little more than a mouthpiece for the failed European Social Democracy model of government. France and Germany are obviously getting sick of this model--in fact some French voters I saw interviewed said that part of the reason they voted for Sarkozy was that Royal was trying to make America into a symbol of evil--and the French people simple aren't buying it. All one needs to do to make sense of that is to walk the grounds of the American Cemetary at Normandy. But one wonders when will the European elite media will catch up to the will of its citizens--instead of viewing themselves as a steering mechanism for how that will should be expressed.

We're waiting.

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