Harry Shearer, who’s already had an honorable mention here, uses his Huffington Post blog for a riff on the definition of a journalist. He suggests reading it in your best Casey Kasem voice — whatever you do, read the whole thing. Some of it rings true; we might wish some of it didn’t. It’s a tad long but that tends to be the case with riffs. Just a taste:
a bigger news hole.
Journalists don’t like:
cramped press facilities at major news events.
Journalists can be Anchors, but never Sales. They can be reporters, or
just repeaters. A journalist looks down on celebrities until the day he
A journalist spends too much time covering a story that gets too little
space so it can be skimmed by a reader who has too little time.