Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Need to get in the shower, but ...

...real quickly, this interview of WaPo's Dana Milbank by Roger L. Simon's most interesting moment was when Milbank was talking about anonymous sources. He said he doesn't use them because he doesn't need to use them, but some of his colleagues, whose work is investigative, have won Pulitzers using them to reveal stories we wouldn't have known about otherwise. This remark came right after his remarks on bias. Well, I think the Pulitzer committee is biased in a weird way, but also in some usual ways. Winning a Pulitzer often means that people who generally share your view of the world approve of your work. And it's a small, small, small, small media world.


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