"Blowhards Chronicling Blowhards" - Mediaite's Andrew Kirell and Noah Rothman

“We’re taking down the old media, the ivory tower media – the stuffy old journalism that had a lot of rules,” declares Mediaite's Andrew Kirell.

How has Mediaite, a popular news and opinion blog that covers politics and entertainment in the media industry, found a large and loyal audience in an era of dwindling demand for the mainstream press? Both Kirell and fellow editor Noah Rothman point to their website's willingness to challenge bedrock notions of what journalism is supposed to be. For instance, where legacy media still pushes an increasingly unbelievable belief in its reporters' "objectivity," the Mediaite staff is open about their ideological leanings.

Reason’s Kennedy sat down with Kirell and Rothman to discuss the rise of Mediaite, their embrace of "parasitic" journalism, and whether their personal politics make them better reporters.

About 5 minutes.

Camera by Jim Epstein and Anthony Fisher. Edited by Todd Krainin.

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  • Fist of Etiquette||

    A lot of dick references? I think they only mentioned Matthews once.

  • Thane Eichenauer||

    It's a anti-dick reference conspiracy I tell you! Stay tuned for the YouTube tell-all "Common Pricks".

  • Jeff||

    You neglected to ask, "Why has neither of you disemboweled Tommy Christopher yet?"

  • Pat||

    The best thing about Mediaite is Tommy Christopher. He's like a parody of a left-wing concern troll. Anything that doesn't sound like a DNC press release is a racist dog-whistle, Meghan McCain is the Cassandra of the GOP, Cenk Uygur is setting cable news on fire, etc. He writes these slobbering encomia to various MSNBC personalities (most notably Chris Hayes)in a transparent attempt to get booked on their shows (I believe his efforts thus far have been in vain).

  • Walter Labat||

    my classmate's step-sister makes $72/hour on the internet. She has been out of a job for 5 months but last month her check was $13758 just working on the internet for a few hours. Here's the site to read more... http://www.snag4.com

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    2013 Happy New Year

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