In ’04, I began consuming my news from blogs, and I read Cursor the way I took my prenatal vitamins – religiously, without fail, with the knowledge that I missed them at significant peril. On matters of national interest, they are now my predominant news resources. Anyone following the US Attorney scandal or the Libby obstruction of justice trials can see even MSM reporters tipping their hats – sheepishly or with brio – to the real journalists in the room.
Today, as Karl Kassel was reciting the headlines on KUOW, I was telling Mr. Bits that Karl’s report on USA firings was old. Josh’s team had already reported all of NPR’s “news” on Sunday – and here it was, Tuesday morning. The local affiliate picked up the slack (this is SEA, after all). I looked to my monthly budget numbers and tried to estimate what I could donate to TPM.