Tuesday, August 16, 2005

The Problem with the News Biz

Here it is, in the words of a so-called journalist:
"That's my job. I'm a newsman. That's what I try to do, is make news. And you try to avoid news. That's your job."

CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer, to former president Bill Clinton. Clinton said Blitzer tried to get him to make news by saying the Iraq war was a mistake.
Well, at least he admits that he wants to "make news" rather (pun) than simply report news. Perhaps now he can begin the twelve-step program for recovering scandalmongers:
Step 1 -- Admit to your liberal bias.

Steps 2-11 -- Repeat Step 1 until you've convinced yourself that you really have a liberal bias.

Step 12 -- Get an honest job.