To assert that journalism is dead is so tired these days as to be basically a cliché, and so self-evidently true as to be a tautology. Only the most self-righteous, dishonest, and clueless disagree. However, while the corpse of journalism continues to stink up our public square (to say nothing of our Twitter feeds), no autopsy on the patient has yet been performed. Instead, a simple explanation has caught on with those on the Right – namely, that the Left did it.

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