Ed Driscoll

RatherGate Report Out

Glenn Reynolds has lots of links and thoughts. I’m glad that a few heads rolled, but it certainly sounds like many punches were pulled.

This quote by Jeff Jarvis certainly seems appropriate:

I see that the report is calling for more commissions and committees and all that — which is just the wrong thing to do: It puts yet more distance between the journalists and the public they are supposed to serve. They should be doing just the opposite: tearing down the walls, making journalists responsible for interacting with the public.

This is bigger than Dan Rather. This is bigger than CBS News. This is about the news and the new relationship — the conversation — journalism must learn to have with the public, or the public will go have it without them.

Or as Matt Drudge’s associate was quoted as saying: