OK, we get it. You scooped everyone on the terribly important John Edwards affair story. And in the wake of that we patiently put up with all the media hand-wringing about how reporters should have covered the story.
But Enquirer editor David Perel's new, self-centered victory lap at Huffington Post, where he claims the story represented some sort of "watershed" moment in journalism, just makes us wish he'd go back to chasing cheating husbands.
Here's the list of 57 reporters the National Journal is sending to Denver and St. Paul.
Chris Lehmann, senior editor at CQ, interviewed by Harpers, on the summertime inanity: "That's why the VP speculation is so perfect for cable; you can fill up all that airtime without any reporting."
Christy Hardin Smith at FDL highlights the media's latest bout of Steve Schmidt fandom.
In Radar, Spencer Ackerman looks back at the TNR controversy surrounding soldier/author Thomas Beauchamp and how, under pressure from the right-wing, the mag last year disowned the soldier's dispatches from Iraq.
Note: TNR editor Franklin Foer will likely not enjoy the Radar article.
We understand that in recent days the media narrative has been set that the dynamics of the White House race have shifted dramatically. And that's why the WSJ hyped its recent poll findings on A1 with headline, "McCain Closes Gap on Obama In Poll as Conventions Loom." (According to WSJ survey, Obama's lead has shrunk from 6 to 3 points.)
But we'd sure like to know the last time the Journal published an above-the-fold, front-page article when poll results shifted by just three points.
From Fallows' self-proclaimed role at The Atlantic as presidential debate expert.
Surveys show that for Americans, the economy right now is the most important news event of the day. So how come the press gives it so little attention? NPR examines.