March 7, 2013

Tucker Carlson (Jahi Chikwendiu/The Washington Post)

Daily Caller Editor-in-Chief Tucker Carlson, in an extended conversation with the Huffington Post’s Michael Calderone, riffs on his disregard for establishment media:

You went to journalism school? Really? What did you do there? I don’t even know what that means. I don’t know what that is. Journalism school? Is there a more straightforward trade than journalism? It’s not a profession. Plumbing is a profession. You can flood somebody’s basement. It’s a complicated business. Journalism? Find out what happened and tell your readers. How hard is that?

Hard enough that the Daily Caller, the Washington Post (present company included), the New York Times, CNN, Fox News, NBC News and every other news outlet in the land screws it up all the time.

Erik Wemple writes the Erik Wemple blog, where he reports and opines on media organizations of all sorts.