I've never met him, but I'm sure Jim Romenesko is a wonderful guy, a great human being, and a swell dude all-around. But go over to his media news site right now.
Go ahead, I'll wait.
Okay, did you see his coverage of the 60 Minutes story? You missed it? It's there. Go look again.
(Fine you cheater, it's in the skinny left-hand column, beneath the "fold.")
So this is how America's foremost journalism website covers the biggest story in journalism since Jayson Blair. (And it cuts both ways--if it's a forgery, CBS News should be devastated; if the documents are legit, we have a prime example of a peril of the blogosphere: Hello, triumphalism!)
So let's put it to the floor: Is Romenesko a journalistic idiot, or an ideological hack?
PS:What's the Poynter motto? "Everything you need to be a better journalist"!
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