Thursday, April 22, 2004

David Ehrenstein puts the lie to the idea of "unnamed sources" -- and spectator-sport journalism while he's at it:

Though the fourth estate may persist in flattering itself with the fantasy that it guards “the public trust,” that very same public, wise to the scandal-mongering that tried to pass itself off as “investigative journalism” during the Clinton years, has come to know better. The source seeking anonymity isn’t “bucking the system” — he is the system.

Definitely a must-read.

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