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…But Already It Was Impossible to Say Which Was Which

November 18th, 2006 · No Comments

There’s a scene in the (very good) movie Shattered Glass in which a pair of New Republic staffers are heard chatting briefly at a party as another character walks through. (Whether the viewer’s takeaway is supposed to be that D.C. 20-somethings are monomaniacally focused on wonkery or glibly snobby or both I’m not sure.) The exchange goes roughly like this:

Staffer 1: Pretty soon you won’t be able to tell the difference between Newsweek and People.
Staffer 2: You say that as though there were a difference between Newsweek and People.
Staffer 1: Exactly.
Well, courtesy of Spencer, you may now feel free to substitute The New Republic and The Weekly Standard in your own home versions of that conversation—if you hadn’t already.

Tags: Journalism & the Media