But even as Pajamas and other as-yet-unheard-of sites begin to mimic the TPM blend of reportage, aggregation, and snark, it seems safe to say that there will never be anything quite like Josh Marshall and his crew. Not many news organizations have been created from scratch by unemployed specialists in colonial New England history. As Marshall says, it’s probably foolish to believe that blogs “can and should revolutionize all politics and media.” But if the White House’s claims of executive privilege in the U.S. Attorney affair lead to a minor constitutional crisis, keep in mind this eight-hundred-square-foot hothouse in the Flower District. 

 

David Glenn is a staff writer for The Chronicle of Higher Education.