April 29, 2002
MATT WELCH says that there are few things that turn you off of journalism more than listening to journalists talk about what a great job they do.
Boy, I agree. One of the most offensive things on C-SPAN is the way panels of journalists will take calls, often calls featuring intelligent criticism, and then look at each other and agree that, actually, journalists do an excellent job, and the critics don’t know what they’re talking about.
UPDATE: You can stream RealAudio of Welch here if you want. And if you’ve got RealPlayer on your computer. I don’t have it on this one, so I’m passing along this link blind. Er, deaf? Whatever.