In today's links, Eric Alterman doesn't have a very high opinon of punditocracy, thoughts on newspaper blogs, and new leadership for Wall Street Journal's Money & Investing section.
-- The Nation
: To put it bluntly, most MSM pundits are lazy, ill informed and in thrall to the specious arguments of the powerful people they are supposed to critique, writes Eric Alterman.
-- The Rake
: Par Ridder showing interest in moving to the Star Tribune eight months ago -- last August -- long before former publisher J. Keith Moyer stepped down.
-- CJR Daily
: The Wall Street Journal's Money & Investing section is getting some new leadership.
-- Wall Street Journal
: Dow Jones & Co. has come under scrutiny for allowing a Silicon Valley reporter to invest in a Web concern that deals with Internet start-ups.
-- Agora Vox
: Fundamentally, most reporters writing blogs are doing so because they have to do it; not because they want to do it. As a result, these blogs lack passion and enthusiasm, writes Mark Evans.
-- Eat the Press
: Fare thee well, North Country -- Last U.S. paper to close Canadian bureau.
-- Broward-Palm Beach New Times
: Eighteen South Florida Sun-Sentinel vets have taken a buyout offer.