Lemme tellya, academia’s got nothin’ on journalism.
Witness the Journolist rumpus.
The Washington Post hired David Weigel to cover the conservative political movement in American politics.
Weigel also posted comments on Journalist, which was esentially an Internet chat group (as The New Republic’s Jonathan Chait described it) for liberal journalists.
That became public.
Weigel resigned/got fired.
Now rightwing wingnut Andrew Breitbart is offering a $100,000 reward for the “full Journolist archive.”
Truth is, Journolist is old news. Politico, for one, nailed it over a year ago.
Regardless, the mainstream media self-cleaning oven is all about What’s Really Happening Now.
Or at least what the news media say is really happening now.