The best quote ever about journalists -- from one of their own

Ed Lasky
The late, great Michael Kelly (killed while covering the Iraq War) described the media mentality perfectly eleven years ago:

Reporters like to picture themselves as independent thinkers. In truth, with the exception of 13-year-old girls, there is no social subspecies more slavish to fashion, more terrified of originality and more devoted to group-think.

The entire column (titled "The Know-Nothing Media) is well-worth reading today; it is timeless.
The late, great Michael Kelly (killed while covering the Iraq War) described the media mentality perfectly eleven years ago:

Reporters like to picture themselves as independent thinkers. In truth, with the exception of 13-year-old girls, there is no social subspecies more slavish to fashion, more terrified of originality and more devoted to group-think.

The entire column (titled "The Know-Nothing Media) is well-worth reading today; it is timeless.