"It's becoming harder and harder to step back and reflect, as journalism has shattered into a food fight" that values attitude over opinion, said Pulitzer Prize-winning syndicated columnist Ellen Goodman. The capacity to think is so at risk now with blogs and Tweets that reporters often have to react without time to absorb information. "The ability to think through something," she said, "hasn't sped up."
Attitude over opinion? How about fact over opinion? Or analysis over fact?
The 'food fight' ? I'm going to write about that later.