Re: Rove. Conclusion:The Media is Lame.
Ultimately, what may turn out to be the most important scoop about the Bush White House happened only because a Court stepped in and did a lobotomy on two duped reporters.
Without the court, the media would have shambled along, happy to aid and abet the White House. The media only succeeded in doing its job (rooting out misdeeds by public officials) by default (Rove’s name is in Cooper’s notes). It’s as if the basic tools of journalism (a reporter’s notebook) rose up to save the increasingly wayard profession from itself.