Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Whattya Gotta Do In A Newsroom To Get Canned?

Arianna, per usual, has a good point. Are journalists, unlike the rest of us, impervious to being fired, canned, axed, downsized, 86'd or shown the door? Whatta they got, that we ain't got -- nine lives?
The Plamegate investigation has exposed the ugly underbelly of modern, big-time journalism: the rampant insiderism, the special treatment afforded superstar reporters, the oh-so-cozy relationship between those in power and those theoretically tasked with covering them, the lack of newsroom checks and balances, the acceptance of transgressions with barely a whimper.