Friday, May 9, 2014
Quote of the Day: Dysfunctional Press Corps and the Environment
"I recommend either one of two easy cures for this: Watch an hour of Fox News, America's most-watched cable news network by a long shot. Or do what I did earlier this week: Watch the White House press corps." ...
"To be sure, those who make it to a White House reporting gig are brainiacs. You can be an oaf and still rise to be a talk show host or news anchor, but the reporting on the White House requires smarts and absurdly long hours.
"Sadly, it requires less and less journalism."
--Peter Dykstra of The Daily Climate, lamenting the "Drudge-like effect" of group-think journalism prevalent in the White House press corps. (Story here.)
(The Daily Climate photo)