Wednesday, July 20, 2005

CJR Editor Goes Bananas

Popped His Cork

I missed a fascinating exchange in Buzzmachine last week, in which CJR Daily Managing Editor Steve Lovelady went bananas when asked to talk rationally about media coverage of Iraq.

Lovelady was invited by Buzzmachine's Jeff Jarvis to engage in a debate with journalist Mark Yost, who criticized media coverage of Iraq. Lovelady responded by viciously attacking Yost, and by saying to the perfectly courteous Jarvis, without any provocation, "What an intellectually dishonest schmuck you are."

Read the full exchange. A fascinating insight into the kind of rigid ideologues who have ruined what had once been a respected, nonpartisan journalism review.

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