The Twilight of Expertise (part 11: journalists)

Philip Weiss has written an excellent (as usual) article about Matt Drudge.

“Matt Drudge is just about the most powerful journalist in America,” said Pat Buchanan.

And he’s self-employed. He started way down:

This is an incredibly lonely kid, [said a friend]. He doesn’t have a sister, his mother is in and out of hospitals [diagnosed with schizophrenia], the father was beside himself. In high school they treated him like shit. He was starting to lose his hair in high school; think what that does to a kid.

2 Responses to “The Twilight of Expertise (part 11: journalists)”

  1. Sam Says:

    The other way round, think what has to be done to a kid so he loses his hair!

  2. peter Says:

    it’s in the genes; some people lose their hair early; the teasing etc., is incidental and, to my knowledge, doesn’t cause hair loss.