To: Minnesota Public Radio
From: Mitch Berg, “tribal” peasant
Re: Norm Orenstein
Last Friday you played an interview with Norman Orenstein on your noon show. Orenstein is to academia what Lori Sturdevant is to journalism; a myopic scold for a very defined ideology, who after a career of being hailed as a genius by his own echo chamber can not possibly conceive of there being a rational alternative.
Orenstein’s major points:
- The national conversation is getting very uncivil – due to the right. Not the left.
- While he used to support the electoral college, now he does not.
- The conservative alternative media – Orenstein calls it “tribal” media, in the tone of a British grandée in colonial India – is at fault for everything.
Thanks, MPR. We don’t get enough of that from the local media.
By the way, MPR? Why did you book Orenstein? Self-affirmation therapy for your distraught audience?
That is all.