Crooks and Liars had a good post yesterday linking back to The Huffington Post (“Clueless in Phoenix”), which reported on some unkind remarks about bloggers from Bill Keller, Judith Miller’s boss at the New York Times (or the “Waaah,” as Atrios refers to it). Keller must have communicated this at a conference of advertisers last Friday in Phoenix, AZ.
So “bloggers recycle and chew on the news,” huh Bill? Well, guess what? As I’ve said many, many times before, bloggers WOULDN’T EVEN EXIST IF YOU AND SOME OF THE MSM WERE ACTUALLY DOING YOUR JOBS!
I don’t have anything of substance to add to the incredible reporting going on by some of the big-hit bloggers into the whole Judith Miller/Valerie Plame/Karl Rove/”Scooter” Libby/Patrick Fitzgerald thing going on (among others). I’m only mentioning this to point out that anyone who isn’t reading up on this story from The Huffington Post and elsewhere should check it out (Arianna has a ton of links to other sites covering this very well in her piece that I’ve linked to above). It’s a scandal truly worthy of the “gate” suffix that’s attached to it, and the bloggers are piecing it together and reporting on it in expert fashion.