Polemic: I’m Not a Journalist, But I Know What Journalism Is
I'm not a journalist. I've never pretended to be one. And yet, with a few exceptions, I've written about Montana politics longer than most political journalists in the state. I've seen the best of what local, professional, political reporting can be, and I've seen some of the worst. Two nights ago, after a full day of teaching and three hours of grading, I got in an argument online with some of the real journalists of Montana, some of whom mocked the idea that a blog could provide news and one who argued that blogs are 'deliberately misleading' and not worth