Monday, August 30, 2004

NOW they tell us...

Bite by bite, media eat away own credibility:
Reporters are already perceived as too much part of the power structure, the luxury culture, too invested in money and status, too detached from the way ordinary people live. There are plenty of reporters who aren't that way and plenty who can't be influenced by martinis and sashimi. But something like Saturday's party sure doesn't help the image.
There is one thing worse than journalists grabbing up all those free goodies at a luxury party. That's our refusal to see it as a problem.

Of course, you didn't see this sort of column while the press were all up in Boston a few weeks ago, gobbling up all the goodies...