Tuesday, June 24, 2008

The Old Ways

As Ezra suggests, the bizarre lengths to which long time newspaper people defend The Way Things Are Done because That's The Way Things Are Done are really kind of weird. And we don't have to talk about more fundamental issues like false balance/"objectivity" as a lot of it is simply stylistic and doesn't really involve any deeper (right or wrong) principles.

Toss all the old conventions out the window. Do not want.