The Random Ruminations and Observations of a Curmudgeon

17 November 2005

Genuflect the Press

I find the baseless self-righteousness of “journalists” to be extraordinarily comical.  See kos for a bit of rollicking good fun in this vein.  Journalists, like bloggers and politicians and practitioners of any other profession or avocation, can be skilled, effective and valuable, or completely, utterly, hopelessly worthless.  Journalists, however, have cloaked themselves with a “divine right of journalists” mantle; it was obviously wrong to ever refer to them as the 4th estate, no matter its source.  The mere presence of the title “journalist” demands, in their mind, an elevated level of respect, even if it is not accompanied by an equivalent level of skill.