The David Shaw tributes continue. Writes E. J. Dionne:
Every generation thinks that what it’s doing is entirely novel and innovative, that it’s smarter and so much more self-aware than the clowns who came before.
That’s certainly the case with the burgeoning business of media criticism. You’d think that the current batch of media judges and executioners invented their trade. Bloggers catch errors in minutes. Web sites go after the media from the right and the left.
But I ask all who are engaged in these enterprises to stop clicking that mouse for a moment and acknowledge their debt to David Shaw, a Los Angeles Times writer who was a pioneer in the business of media self-criticism.
(link via Kausfiles)