Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Poor Journalists . . . I Mean, Journalism

I often feel sorry for journalists -- the Post-Gazette apparently still can't afford an Intertubes connector device of any type for its reporters, for example -- but it is difficult to muster much empathy concerning this story recounting the antics of some "journalists" during the opening rounds of South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford's search for solitude along the Appalachian Trail soulmate-snuggling in South America. The predictable suspects -- Fox News, Wall Street Journal, Washington Times -- scorn the "ridiculous" media skepticism concerning the governor's original story of innocent alone-time, apparently unaware of (a) the truth and (b) the prospect that a newspaper would obtain their e-mails through an open records request.

The best note, however, was penned by Stephen Colbert, who evidently maintains his character's cutting edge even off-camera.

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