Get this: Keith Olbermann says Katie Couric is the worst person in the world. (This by the way seems to seriously lower the bar for what has become a conservative badge of honor.) The Huffington Post says Olbermann has some nerve.
Does the fact that media folk publicly snipe at one another out of political considerations have anything to do with the fact that people think the media is biased and unfair? Let’s just say the notion that a job is a “profession” rests in part on professional behavior, accepted norms of conduct and civility toward one’s peers. By that standard alone it is worth questioning whether it is time to give up the illusion that TV news personalities are “professional journalists.” They increasingly seem to be neither professional or journalists.