Gene Weingarten of the Washington Post is one of my favorite, favorite columnist. He was invited to give the commencement address at the University of Maryland School of Journalism, and he excerpted the address in his column last Sunday.
My favorite part:
"Objectivity is a good thing to strive for in journalism, but not at the expense of failing to confront the obvious. My own newspaper, for example, has written extensively about Vice President Cheney without once pointing out the self-evident fact that he is -- and I offer this as a trained professional observer -- Satan."
My second favorite part:
"You know that guy, Anderson Cooper, the CNN correspondent with the elegant white hair and the really sincere attitude who manages not only to report the news but also to feel the news resonate deep in his soul? Can't we put him in jail?"
It just doesn't get much better.