Still able to work as a journalist: The explosion of media have exposed two situations which had largely been hidden.
We’re able to see how crazy, true-believing and gullible many of us the people are. Comment threads help us see this.
Also, it has become much easier to see how dumb our journalists are.
To cite one example, Josh Rogin can’t read. We say that because he writes this passage in today’s Daily Beast:
ROGIN (6/5/13): Other GOP senators told The Daily Beast that they wanted to know exactly what [Victoria Nuland’s] involvement was in the crafting of the talking points that U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice used on September 16, 2012, on the Sunday news shows to argue that the attack was a spontaneous reaction to events in Cairo caused by an anti-Islam video.Sorry. Susan Rice didn't “argue that the attack was a spontaneous reaction to events in Cairo caused by an anti-Islam video.” If you have the transcripts and you know how to read, you can quite easily see that.
Josh Rogin doesn’t know how to read! On the even gloomier side, this is no longer a bar to employment in our upper-end press corps.
For Rogin's full bio, click this.