Before Reporting Became 'Journalism'

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By Jim Bowman


Blithe Spirit

If you're not a liberal at twenty, you have no heart, if you're not a conservative at forty, you have no brain.

Lance Morrow on today's "journalists":

The journalistic paragon of my youth was David Broder, who covered politics for the Star and later moved to the Washington Post. He was everything that a reporter in the old model ought to be: dispassionate, nonpartisan, encyclopedic in his knowledge of his subject. Broder had not a trace of the disabling egotism, ruthless ambition or partisan zealotry that afflict media stars today.

As Instapundit would say, read the whole thing — if you're subscribed, anyhow . . .

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