Jay Rosen on why the political press are such wimps

24 Jun

Jay Rosen is right on the money here where he points out that established media is too dependent on their sources to ever challenge them:

“Think about what the Politico is saying: an experienced beat reporter is less of a risk for a powerful figure like McChrystal because an experienced beat reporter would probably not want to “burn bridges” with key sources by telling the world what happens when those sources let their guard down.”

via PressThink: The Politico Opens the Kimono. And then Pretends it Never Happened..


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