Tuesday, October 21, 2008
I feel sorry for Tumulty after reading this thread. She seems like a decent person working in a corrupt and shrinking business. However, I don't see how anyone loses much if 10 reporters are going around all typing out the same narrative instead of 20 -- except the 10 reporters who are out of a job. From the public's perspective the situation remains the same, and that's what matters. Maybe if all those extra reporters had actually behaved like something other than herd animals, maybe if they had actually behaved like journalists and stimulated an informed public discussion, instead of churning out page after page of bland, colleague-approved bullshit, more of them would still have jobs.