Iconic and iconoclastic feminist Camille Paglia regularly infuriates her liberal colleagues by exposing the self-contradictions and double standards of the progressive left. On Sean Hannity’s radio show on Tuesday, Paglia did it again, this time passionately asserting what conservatives have been saying for a while now: Democrats have made a mockery of journalism.
Hannity led into the discussion by citing Paglia’s recent discussion of the Democrats’ self-defeating “nationwide orgy of rage and spite.” Paglia, who voted for Bernie Sanders, launched into a unflinchingly brutal critique of her own party, particularly as it has influenced journalism. The ceaseless hysterics from the Democrats she said, is “obscene” and “outrageous,” and their “fantasy and hallucination” have not only hurt their own party, but journalism in America.
“It shows that the Democrats are nothing now but words and fantasy and hallucination and Hollywood,” she said. “There’s no journalism left. What’s happened to The New York Times? What’s happened to the major networks? It’s an outrage.”
She continued: “I’m a professor of media studies, in addition to a professor of humanities, OK? And I think it’s absolutely grotesque the way my party has destroyed journalism. Right now, it is going to take decades to recover from this atrocity that’s going on where the news media have turned themselves over to the most childish fraternity, kind of buffoonish behavior.”