Thursday, December 04, 2003

Death To Rolodex Journalism!

Reader Alice sends me an interesting thought with regard to the Post article about Dean courting party insiders:

You know what I think? Crony journalism is afraid because if this works, well, having inside sources won't mean anything, If the person who runs the phone bank or voter registration is as important as some Washington political consultant, well, that just renders crony journalism's rolodex irrelevant. And all this talk of access will become a farce if the head of precinct operations in Booster County, Anystate USA is as big a king maker as some lobbyist.

I think Alice is right. The death of rolodex journalism (or, at least, its severe crippling) would be just one more benefit of a Dean presidency.

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