In Journalism’s Crossfire Culture, Everyone Gets Wounded (WaPo)

Certain bloggers were once singled out as bomb throwers, but now just about everyone in the news racket is blogging or tweeting or trying to entice the gods of Web traffic — which is easier to do when you hit the hot buttons. “Responsible people in power and in the mainstream media are only beginning to grapple with this new environment — in which facts hardly matter except as they can be used as weapon or shield in a nonstop ideological war,” Politico editors John Harris and Jim VandeHei write in a provocative essay.

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