[Update on 26 August @ 0914: Via a tweet from @danmoulthrop -- And I'm Not Going to Take it Anymore. Originally posted at 0338 on 24 August.]
“I realized that there is a part of covering Congress, if you’re doing daily coverage, that is actually sort of colluding with the politicians themselves because so much of what I was doing was actually recording and playing what they say or repeating what they say,” Seabrook told POLITICO. “And I feel like the real story of Congress right now is very much removed from any of that, from the sort of theater of the policy debate in Congress, and it has become such a complete theater that none of it is real. … I feel like I am, as a reporter in the Capitol, lied to every day, all day. There is so little genuine discussion going on with the reporters. … To me, as a reporter, everything is spin.
Increasingly I find that the my best sources for news and information about my country come from journalist who live and work outside our borders. That is sad, very sad; sad enough to make our third president weep.
I’ve added Seabrook’s DecodeDC posts to my Bloglist.