Email Of The Day

A reader writes:

Today's Quote of the Day from Matt Taibbi made something gel for me - something I think you've been illustrating for a long time. Forgive me my slowness, but damn: journalism is dying because of (a) the challenge from the blogosphere and (b), the inexplicable, getting-worse-every-day cowardice of the MSM in the face of established power. But maybe (b) is explicable - by (a). Reporters are clinging to their privileged relationships with sources because that's all they've got. It's what sets them apart from those dastardly upstarts on the Internet. By clinging and deferring instead of actually reporting, they of course become useless to their audience. Worse than useless, really. This strengthens their opponents, the bloggers. And so they cling more.

Slip 'n Slide at Biden's place!