"News outlets generally do a terrible job when they have to cover themselves."
-- Rem Rieder, USA Today's media editor, in a column Saturday during a week when Gannett eliminated nearly 250 newspaper jobs. I've yet to see a USAT story about that. Did Rieder assign one?
And speaking of media columnists, is Michael Wolff taking the day off? I don't see his usual Monday column in today's paper.
Or was someone offended by his meditation on masturbation a week ago in his other media column, in The Guardian? Writing about New York mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner, here are some bullet points (emphasis added):
- Every modern person has a porn fascination if not compulsion.
- In effect, [Weiner] had sexual fantasies and masturbated, like, presumably, most of his colleagues.
- Obviously, you look differently at someone who's been caught wanking. Losers do it. Well, everybody does it. But you're not a loser until people know you do it.