A high profile journalist, Walter Shapiro, bemoans the death of privacy (Politics Daily via Instapundit). Apparently for this man, the expectation of privacy only applies to the left wing cabal of journalists of which he was a member and of which he hopes will find a new home.
And they wonder why the public doesn't trust journalists (Gallup, 2004). Expect that these numbers have gotten worse and will continue to plummet. May these journalists continue to get what they deserve.
It's time to break out the world's smallest violin to play the world's saddest song...
Updated (June 29, 2010): From Andrew Breitbart's Big Journalism:
The fact that 400 journalists did not recognize how wrong their collusion, however informal, was shows an enormous ethical blind spot toward the pretense of impartiality. As journalists actively participated in an online brainstorming session on how best to spin stories in favor of one party against another, they continued to cash their paychecks from their employers under the impression that they would report, not spin the agreed-upon “news” on behalf of their “JournoList” peers.