Why does the news media keep giving itself awards?
Because they can…
In their annual rite of navel-gazing and self-congratulatory adoration, the state’s MSM recently selected one of their own (the Associated Press) to decide which of them was professionally the prettiest.
In the category of Best Political Investigative Journalism, the AP gave the award to the Gannett/USA Today
Tennessean‘s Dave Bouchert and Joel Ebert. Bouchert & Ebert are not to be confused with the famed film critics, Siskel & Ebert.Siskel & Ebert’s highest ranking for movies was “Two Thumbs Up.”
Of course the AP award would have meant so much more if there were more than just 3 or 4 political reporters left in the state. But hey — in the news business these days, everybody gets a trophy!
“Those guys really have a nose for news,” said their editor, David Plazas,