American Journalism: Bland Worthiness, Free Stuff

Observations on the state of American journalism:

— Slate is “quality journalism with a light touch — the internet frees it from the bland worthiness that infects much of mainstream American journalism.” Sydney Morning Herald

— Anderson Cooper has never understood “why people start offering you free stuff. Why should famous people get free stuff? I just don’t get it. It seems completely counterintuitive. And, you know, obviously, I don’t accept.” Daily News

Hey, Anderson: Maybe you should accept, and then donate one-third of your earnings to charity. New York Times