Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Actually, 'Journalist' Is A Pretty Accurate Term

A tidbit from this excellent Jules Crittenden piece:

I figured out a long time ago that “journalist,” with the reek of [baloney] about it, already sounds like you’re trying to pull one over on people before you’ve even asked a question or written a word. What the f*** does a journalist do? Journalize?

That’s actually a word. It has nothing to do with news. It means to keep a personal record. Now that I think of it, maybe that does describe what large parts of this business have been doing in this election cycle. ”Dear diary … Obama looked so hot today.”

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I agree with you 100%, but I am a journalist (albeit not a political one) and many of us have higher standards than the word currently reflects. This election has made us look very bad, and I hope that in the future, we can redeem ourselves ... or at least extricate ourselves from the liberal illuminati enough to write the facts down in our diaries.