This Week’s “Reliable Sources”

From CNN:

    HOWARD KURTZ, HOST (voice over): Roller-coaster reporting. As the stock market plummets from its record high, are journalists fueling the fear or calming the nerves? And why didn’t they warn us that the overheated mortgage market might collapse?

    Larger than life. The press casts Karl Rove’s resignation as a seismic event. Is he really Bush’s brain, or have reporters exaggerated his importance?

    Plus, anchor babes. Swimsuit model Lauren Jones takes the news desk in a small Texas town and is now the star of a reality show. Did the station sell its soul for a rating stunt? We’ll ask her.

Read the full transcript here.