“The news about the news, for the most part, has stunk for some time: There’s been cowardly and crappy decision-making in scary times; ethics, at times, have been mislaid; lousy things have found their way into print, and worthy things — killed for unworthy reasons — have not. I am not shocked that tempers boiled over, nor am I shocked that they boiled over between two people who know what has been happening, and care.”
— WaPo’s Gene Weingarten weighs in, sort of, on yesterday’s fisticuffs in the Post newsroom. The whole essay is more than worth your time, additionally so for the Henry Allen excerpts. Who knew an entire industry could yearn for the day when ‘”what we put in the paper” was worth exchanging blows over.
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