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Brier Dudley offers a critical look at technology and business issues affecting the Northwest.

May 30, 2006 at 12:24 PM

Watchdogs or lapdogs?

Business reporters sometimes can’t grasp the enormous complexity of the stories they’re covering, and they’re prone to cheerleading, according to Los Angeles Times media critic Tim Rutten.

His column was about the fizzy press that Enron received before its crash, but his concerns about reporters providing depth and maintaining distance from companies they cover apply to technology journalism as well. Especially now that it’s starting to feel bubble-like around here.

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