"That's my job. I'm a newsman. That's what I try to do, is make news. And you try to avoid news. That's your job."
--CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer, to former president Bill Clinton. Clinton said Blitzer tried to get him to make news by saying the Iraq war was a mistake.
Well, on this one I am on the side of the former president. Is it really a newsman's job to make news? Or to report it? Or am I just hopelessly old-fashioned? Anyway, I actually like Wolf Blitzer and think he's pretty fair. It is somewhat refreshing to see one of the MSM "stars" candidly admit that he is trying to goad a public figure into saying something newsworthy.