I've written many times here of the fascination of the modern press in covering...well...itself, and of the hagiographic coverage reporters get who find themselves on the wrong end of the violence they freely journeyed to cover. Here's another example of the "look how brave we are" genre, in which the WaPost OMBUDSMAN (new to the job) lauds the bravery and gumption of some Post journalists.
Journalists getting arrested or injured in political upheaval is not an interesting story to me, and I suspect many others. Were doctors and lawyers and postal workers and tradesmen not also injured and arrested in these upheavals? Were the voyeuristic activities of the journalists swept into the violence somehow more worthy than those actually involved in the protests? I think not, and I will continue to write about this ridiculosity.
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