by James C. Sherlock
We sometimes note here that the editorial boards of the largest press outlets in Virginia can seem out of touch.
Most lack philosophical balance on their editorial boards. We get that. It is their right.
But that in turn can create intellectual echo chambers, denying the discipline offered by internal challenges. Such discussions can weed out embarrassments before publication. Without them, editorials are vulnerable to occasionally displaying a stunning lack of self-awareness.
Jeff Bezos’ Washington Post, in order to prove the point, editorialized:
If you can’t join them, buy them. This is the philosophy billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk appears to have adopted as he launches a hostile takeover bid for the social media platform Twitter. Let’s hope he doesn’t succeed.
Seriously. They published that.