And one more thing
And another thing - speaking of lack of respect and journalists - I just read an article in The Guardian by a reporter who interviewed Salam. I really, really hope Salam gets more than a pizza out of this and more than 15 minutes of fame. We who read his blog should be paying him. Think of all the crap journalists out there and their pretensions of objectivity - and they make money for churning out their cookie cutter stuff. We should be supporting people like Salam and Christopher Allbritton. It may not be formal, or "objective" but I don't trust that kind of objectivity. Give me imperfection, give me flaws, give me wit and honesty over formality and credentials any day. I am also going to write to The Guardian and suggest that they pay Salam for all the giant chunks of his blog that they have been reprinting all through the war. Other papers too.