Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Saturday, December 26, 2020

In a place like Washington -- small, interconnected, erudite, gossipy--being well-read can create certain advantages. So, too, can seeming well-read.



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Yeah, all those bookshelves, quite full of books, in the background of the home-based remote shots of reporters and commentators.

Whenever I saw those rows and rows of book, the first thing that ran through my mind was, did the person really read them, or are they for show.

Like most else in Washington, D.C., the books seem to be more for show that anything else.

The reality of my viewing of the home-based reporters is that I give more credibility when I see a refrigerator and a stove in the background, than shelves full of books.

#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-12-26 09:48 PM | Reply

PROTIP: It's normal to keep your books on a bookshelf in your office.

#2 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-12-26 10:49 PM | Reply

"or are they for show"

You're thinking of flag lapel pins.

#3 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-12-26 10:50 PM | Reply

Huh. And here I thought everybody had shelves full of books already. I've had to stop buying books, I don't have enough shelf space.

#4 | Posted by DarkVader at 2020-12-27 11:42 AM | Reply

My wife hates books, to her they are just clutter. Guess what she put up behind my computer desk? A printed tapestry of candle lit book shelves.

#5 | Posted by jdmeth at 2020-12-27 06:28 PM | Reply

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