Thursday, April 02, 2009


I fully understand that journalists don't feel responsible for all of the sins in their profession much in the same way that I don't like being held responsible for every diary written on the Great Orange Satan's site. Still, the various parts of the journalism ecosystem are interconnected. Print journalists go on the cable teevee networks, which increases their credibility. Fox personalities are treated with a degree of respect. If Markos turned his site into a lunatic conspiracy theory site I would, at some point, feel inclined to say something about it. And while I don't think they should be spending all of their time swatting down wingnuttery - sometimes it is just best to ignore it - there are times when it is their role to address the horseshit.