Yesterday, Lucy Daglish of the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press was on Washington Post online discussing the Libby Trial impact on journalism. Here's the transcript of that discussion.
She gives props (sort of) to MBA bloggers covering the trial in response to a question about why traditional media was not live-blogging the trial. Answer: because MBA was. That bodes well for MBA's credibility in covering such events in the future.
But the overall tone of her responses is still chummy—I know these people, they work very hard, their very competitive and busy, blah, blah, blah.
That was in no way as interesting as last night's brilliant Frontline program "News War." It was only part one of four, but the initial installment provided a comprehensive road map for how the media helped us to get where we are today. My boys were watching and asked the billion-dollar question: "So why did we go to war with Iraq?" That was followed by: "How do we get out?"
Part Two will be broadcast at 9 next Tuesday on PBS.