Journalists Think You’re Stupid


You complain to a newspaper or a television station and they’ll say, “Well, you know, you just really don’t know how we operate here. You don’t know how we put the news together. You just don’t know.” The customer’s always wrong. You accuse ’em of bias, and you don’t know what you’re talking about.

“We’re not biased! You’re an idiot. You’re stupid.”

They don’t say that to people, but you’re being taught that that’s how you have to realate to ’em. I, El Rushbo, on the other hand, am just the opposite. When I’m talking about the media, I make the mistake of thinking that they’re smart. They’re not. They are actually, I think, their audience. I think they’re dumber than their audience, to be frank with you. But I, on the other hand, treat everybody listening to this program as though they know exactly what I’m talking about every time I open my mouth.

They may not know the information I’m gonna impart, but I assume you’re capable of learning everything I am.

They don’t.

And that’s a great, great point.



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