Surely Journalism Can Be Better

David Weinberger has a fascinating deconstruction of a Boston Globe story on Howard Dean, using it as a vehicle to show what’s wrong with so much of American political journalism. I couldn’t agree with him more — and not just about Dean, the coverage of all candidates and all issues is so shoddy and so superficial that it beggars belief. Read it and start to understand why half the fun of reading the daily paper is learning to read between the lines.