No safe ground for journalists–how about the rest of us?

Washington Post, Dan Broder writes: “When the Internet opened the door to scores of ‘journalists’ who had no allegiance at all to the skeptical and self-disciplined ethic of professional news gathering, the bars were already down in many old-line media organizations. That is how it happened that old pros such as Dan Rather and former New York Times editor Howell Raines got caught up in this fevered atmosphere and let their standards slip.”
Broder says “there is no safe ground” in the news business anymore.
Susan says Is there ‘safe ground’ anywhere these days?