Howard Kurtz dropped this observation yesterday into a puff piece on Dana Perino:
From her vantage point, the rise of the blogging culture has damaged journalism. With mainstream reporters posting blog items throughout the day, "it's snappy, sarcastic. It doesn't necessarily engender trust between the reporter and the press people." And she sees the growth in "analysis" pieces as an excuse for some reporters to vent "what their feelings are about an issue."Then he tacks this bit all by itself onto the end of the same column:
Associated Press: "Many women recoil at the thought of baring their arms in sleeveless dresses or blouses, but not Michelle Obama -- half of the fabulously fit new first couple."
Howard Kurtz is like a snail crawling "along the edge of a straight razor. That's my dream. That's my nightmare. Crawling, slithering, along the edge of a straight... razor... and surviving."