A reader writes:

Your critiques of today's journalists came to mind when I was reading the recent Time interview with Sarah Palin. Go through the article and read only the bold text and you'll see what I mean. The interviewer starts out with the softball, "Did you feel that the institution of government was no longer the best way to bring change about?" and then moves on to such gems as, "Do you see [your resignation] as kind of a selfless move, more for the state than for you?" and "What do you think is particularly wrong with what Obama is doing now?"

Those questions read as if Palin wrote them herself. They aren't even subtle; they are blatantly setting up her talking points. How can anyone who works as a professional journalist ask questions like that and still have a job?

That's the condition for their having jobs in the first place.

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