Christopher Hitchens on Andy Warhol.
Journalism, in a way, speaks for itself. Some people believe that the resolution of contemporary journalism into celebrity coverage, gossip and ahistorical amnesiac media events is Warholian. By this common attribution, they cannot presumably mean that the networks and the news magazines have actually modeled themselves on Interview. The question, rather, is whether Warhol had a finer instinct for the idea of celebrity narcissism than the omnivorous media do today.