Bob Schieffer is sitting on a scoop he needs to share with the world, unless his rules for ‘off-the-record’ are the same as the late Tim Russert: everything is always off-the-record unless the newsmaker specifically grants ‘permission to use.’
|By: Jane Hamsher Monday April 5, 2010 9:30 am|
Time and again, I get sucked in to doing some panel on “the death of journalism” and I wind up saying the same thing: journalism isn’t dying, it’s just changing. Which winds up pissing everyone off, because the room is usually full of dead tree journalists who are either unemployed or scared about losing their jobs. Which I understand. But their emotional response to the very idea makes it almost impossible to communicate the point that Glenn Greenwald’s post this morning on Afghanistan reporting makes so clearly.