When a Newspaper Is Too Polite to Say It

From a column, “Media Should Pay Trump to Tweet,” by Holman W. Jenkins, Jr. in the Wall Street Journal:

“Bloggers, columnists and TV pundits who have nothing to say must still say it to remain employed. All in our business should stay mindful of Jack Germond’s axiom about opinion writers and men in blue serge suits.”

The Germond axiom?

“Why is writing an editorial like urinating in a blue serge suit? Because it gives you a warm feeling and nobody knows what you’ve done.”
For more Washington wisdom from Jack Germond, see “Remembering Famed Political Reporter Jack Germond: A look back at his career, including some of his best pieces for the Washingtonian.”

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