Category Archives: legacy media

Uriah Heep meets Ayn Rand

The triumph of self-esteem over self-respect

Dalrymple writes that one of the worst and most unpleasant of human qualities is self-esteem.

He comes across, in a British newspaper (legacy-media journalism in the West has suffered a precipitous decline in quality in the last three decades), some unctuous drivel about ‘kindfulness‘. He likens such bunk to an overdose of the disgusting sweetened drink known as cherry cola. It nauseates him with its invitation to preen and to tell oneself that one is, despite everything, a good person.

Legacy medium

Print journalism, needless to say, is close to extinction, writes Dalrymple, 'as dinosaurs were after the great meteor hit the earth 65 million years ago'

Face to face with its Nemesis, the blog: print journalism is close to extinction, Dalrymple points out, ‘as dinosaurs were after the great meteor hit the earth 65 million years ago.’