Neil Henry:

As a result, newspapers such as The Chronicle must make staff cuts to survive -- and increasingly it is highly skilled professional journalists committed to seeking the truth and reporting it, independently and without fear or favor, who must go.

Derek Willis has a fine rebuttal to these histrionics.

The only thing I can add is that I might have more sympathy, but unfortunately I can count the number of "professional journalists committed to seeking the truth and reporting it" on one hand.

[via sogrady]

My sympathy for journalists meeting the "invisible hand" is definitely tempered by the fact that many of them are so self-important and self-entitled. A journalist's job is not to reveal The Truth to the ignorant masses; it's to provide a service that customers may or may not be willing to pay for.

Posted by Joe on 2007-05-30