Since leaving the highest horse in journalism ethics, Jim Romenesko has produced nonstop media news at his own site, JimRomenesko.com.And in the haste to post and post and post, Romenesko runs a slight risk of leaving judgment behind.
As in an item today about a bizarre media tiff in Florida. Turns out that Florida Attorney General Angela Corey attacked Folio Weekly reporter Susan Eastman for some critical reporting. Corey reportedly said of Eastman:
I understand why she is what she is. I understand her need to spit venom. I do. I finally saw her for the first time.
Romenesko apparently doesn’t deem Corey pretty enough to deliver that insult — the item features pictures of both. The URL reads, in part, “pot-calling-the-kettle-black.” You can see where this game is headed. “What does this lead to . . . an endless loop of commentating on whether Romenesko is hot enough to comment on the looks of Corey commenting on the looks of Eastman?” writes via e-mail Amanda Hess of Good magazine.
When asked for his take on this, Romenesko responds via e-mail: “i’d give a comment but I’m off to a sensitivity training session. Hoping to see ms Corey there too.”