A journalist writing about journalism is often a questionable enterprise. The media frequently exhibit an inflated sense of their own importance, ascribing immense significance to issues that the general public regard as irrelevant.
In the past fortnight, however, two media stories have deservedly made news here in the US. Their contrasting nature says a lot about the state of journalism - and how it intersects with politics.
In one instance, a New York Times reporter...
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