Monday, August 22, 2005

Journalists with Principles

I've done a lot of complaining about journalists, but now it's time to recognize some who stick to their principles. I always love Frank Rich's articles and this current one is especially cogent. He talks about how the "swiftboating" of Cindy Sheehan failed this time. Karl Rove has lost his magic slime, apparently.

Bob Costas recently refused to do a Larry King show because the topic would be the missing white woman du jour:
"His decision is reminiscent of Keith Olbermann, the former sportscaster who left his MSNBC news show in the late 1990s in part because he was asked to repeatedly cover the Monica Lewinsky story. Olbermann is back now for his second run at MSNBC."
Speaking of Keith Olbermann, Countdown is my favorite TV news (excepting the Daily Show of course).