Jason Kottke with an illuminating piece on conversational journalism. In the article he reveals the the stark contrasts between the loud, well known journalists who speak as if they know something about everything, and the often overlooked experts who have more right than anyone to tell us about their specific field.
Kottke uses the Manti Te’o’s fake girlfriend story and the Beyonce inaugural lip-sync controversy to illustrate his point. What he uncovers is extraordinary. It’s the best article you’ll read all weekend.