From Paul Carr at NSFWCorp:
single data point about a person I don’t know, have never met, know nothing else about. And yet, using Bruni’s logic, that’s information enough for me to guess at his motivations, impugn his reputation, snipe at his gender and – really – call him whatever names I choose.
For example: Frank Bruni is a lazy, misogynistic sack of dicks – and everything that’s wrong with sadsack male opinion columnists in America.
It really is feeling like the primary requirement for being a professional writer at any “News” outlet is the complete lack of credibility. From my perspective, the NYT, WSJ and alike are the least trustworthy sources of information. They simply lost their will to do good work.
By way of @tofias