12 August 2011

Speed blogging

1 comment:

Kai said...

People can complain all they want about the NYT's Ian Urbina and his frack-focused "Drilling Down" series - his methods, his use of anonymous sources, his writing style, his conclusions, etc. - but he has gotten regulators to move and the gas industry, already on the defensive, to respond (e.g., the treatment of radioactive produced water in PA). Seems like bringing substantiated pieces of information to light is the job of the muckraking Fourth Estate. It's mostly true that no one really likes _real_ journalists, especially the investigative lot, and this ire can sometimes be a sign of job well done.