In Which Client #9 is Worth Two Bits

This article on the media’s love affair with both the rise and fall of Eliot Spitzer is insightful, if not slightly ironic in its lack of self-awareness.

Once revolutionary in early twentieth century literature, deconstructing heroes and wallowing in the exposed hypocrisy of the mighty has become our tabloid-culture’s national pastime.
This is not news to anyone who is even mildly culturally aware, but it seems that our delight in the sullying of honour explains not only the extensive media coverage and general national glee over Spitzer’s hypocrisy, but also the media’s previous abject love of “the Enforcer” as he went after New York’s rich and powerful with a less than scrupulous zeal:

Spitzer has delivered the goods both coming and going.


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