Everyone’s a (press) critic

Michael Calderone
November 22, 2010

The Daily Beast's Ben Crair argues today that Twitter isn't so much a threat to the profession of journalism as much as the profession of media criticism. That's because every journalist can now simply opine in real-time, 140-character-or-less bursts on the state of the press.

"This may sound like a good thing: Journalism, more than most institutions, would seem to benefit from self-scrutiny," Crair writes. "But, trust me, it isn't. Twitter opens a window into journalists' minds and, often times, the view ain't pretty."

You can read Crair's take on journalists -- such ABC's Jake Tapper, National Journal's Marc Ambinder, and Talking Points Memo's Josh Marshall -- now putting on the press-critic hat here.