No, it’s got a lot more to do with this: the distinct lack of competition from other journalists, he told a boot camp for presidential campaign journalists last week.
Isn’t this a seemingly golden age of political reporting, at least quantitatively, with high-traffic political sites like Politico and tons of cable TV and internet coverage? Even C-SPAN no longer has a de facto monopoly on bread-and-butter, off-the-beaten-track events.
And aren’t giant salaries being paid to solid specialists like Mark Halperin and John Heilemann of Bloomberg News? And the ambitious folks at CBS News and CNN, among others, are ramping up and offering 24/7 news content on multiple vehicles. Read more