This, in the middle of a CabinetStakes segment on MSNBC just now, from former Chicago Tribune editor and current “MSNBC political analyst” Jim Warren:

David [Shuster], just between us, having lived through two of these as Washington Bureau Chief for the Tribune, we’re sort of into a silly journalistic season, the great Washington parlor game of who’s going to be the secretary [of state], which so often, between us again, nobody should listen to this, is often filled with absolutely rank speculation and fact-free analyses. We should hope that no graduate journalism students look back on our stories because usually they’re wrong…
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Liz Cox Barrett is a writer at CJR.