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By Matthew Yglesias  

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Jason Linkins nails the press’ inane metacommentary on Blagojevic: “Reporters: Our Obsessive Blago Coverage A Problem For Obama.”

I would only note that “coverage” is a generous description of what cable news is doing with this story. In principle, exposing public corruption is the sort of thing news organizations exist to do. But CNN, Fox, and MSNBC aren’t doing any reporting on this story — they’re just engaged in idle speculation and chit-chat about how their speculation is going to be damaging to Obama.

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