Journalistic Excellence at The Atlantic
Joshua Green, a senior editor for The Atlantic since 2003 and named one of ten young writers on the rise by the Columbia Journalism Review, last Friday, ignoring that the Louisville Courier-Journal originally broke the Rand Paul civil-rights story he’s writing about:
The second point, which gets directly to why Rand Paul is suddenly flailing, is that the local Kentucky media — in particular the newspapers, and especially the flagship Louisville Courier-Journal — has been decimated by job cuts, as has happened across the country. This came up several times in discussions with Kentucky politicos and local journalists. The reason it matters is that because there is no longer a healthy, aggressive press corps — and no David Yepsen-type dean of political journalists — candidates don’t run the same kind of gauntlet they once did. They’re not challenged by journalists.
Daniel Indiviglio, a blogger and staff editor who, prior to joining The Atlantic, wrote for Forbes and has also worked as an investment banker and a consultant, Thursday:
Somewhere, Bill Clinton is smiling. One-time special prosecutor who uncovered the dirty details of the former President’s affair with intern Monica Lewinsky has been engaged in some bad behavior of his own, according to the Justice Department and Securities and Exchange Commission.
Correction (~3:18pm): Apparently there are two famous Kenneth Starrs. The one charged is an investment advisor to the stars, but not the former special prosecutor. Apologies to Bill Clinton if we got his hopes up — and to the other Kenneth Starr.
Hey, you get what you pay for.
Oh, and the faux “Iron Baby” trailer? Nothing intended. We just thought it was cute.