Chris Matthews has limits! When he's not saying things like MSNBC "is the network of the 21st century," he's upholding archaic journalism standards.
Last night on Hardball, he cut off a reporter from the NY Daily News when she introduced blogs as the source of rumors — and, yes, she clearly presented them as rumors — about Caroline Kennedy. He said, "Let's stick to journalism. I don't do that here. If it's just blogging, let's drop it."
Bringing us to the — when did blogs become big, 2002? — 7-year-old question: Do blogs have any place in news? I thought it was answered with a "yes if used properly" at least five years ago. Apparently not!
Should Chris Matthews get with the times, or should more journalists follow his (albeit one-time) return to old-school journalism?