Digby's thoughts on Lisa DePaulo, the TV journalist who smeared politician Gary Condit (as a murderer, no less) and is still attacking his character after he was completely vindicated.
I can't stand to watch TV news so I missed all this firsthand. You couldn't escape the campaign against Condit, though, during the "summer of the shark," before 9/11 gave the media creeps their perfect story and two wars, to boot.
The movie Broadcast News did a good job of explaining how people with no talent other than the ability to look poised before the camera rise to positions of power in the modern world. Unfortunately the movie didn't cure people of relying on TV as the main source of their news.