Not just not in the "trusted information intermediary" business, but somebody who has no conception of what the trusted information intermediary business is:
Hoisted from a Decade Ago: Some of the News That's Fit to Print (Why Oh Why Can't We Have a Better Press Corps?): "In Slate, Jack Shafer writes:
Not Just Another Column About Blogging - What newspaper history says about newspaper future. By Jack Shafer: John Q. Blogger can't fly to Baghdad or Bosnia and do the work of a John F. Burns. But what a lot of guild members miss is that not everybody wants to read John F. Burns, not everybody who wants to read about Baghdad is going to demand coverage of the quality he produces...
There's a question Shafer doesn't ask: what quality of coverage does John F. Burns, chief foreign correspondent of the New York Times produce?
It's an important question.