A Scary Time for Reporters

What with yesterday’s chilling decision about Matt Cooper and Judith Miller and the terribly unfortunate photos of Jeff Gannon, Hotline asks the questions on the minds of many reporters in Washington today:

If Guckert’s personal life is an issue, are the private lives of all reporters now fair game? Aside from issues like Guckerts, legal records, financial matters and even pure gossip could offer a wealth of targets for those web warriors with a grudge. Where does it end, and who’s next? Does this mean reporters now know what life’s like for a political candidate?

We’ve already seen Jodi Wilgoren and Adam Nagourney come under personal fire. You sort of have to wonder what’s lurking out there in Chuck Todd’s background that he wouldn’t want DailyKos.com to find…