An official inquiry into the abuses of British newspapers calls for tougher regulation of journalist behavior. But it holds little hope for ethics in online media. This ignores the history of journalist ethics.
Michele Bachmann has been in the cross-hairs of Minnesota Republican women bloggers, who are behind many mainstream media stories today about Michele Bachmann.
Media watchdogs want the federal government to investigate Rupert Murdoch's media holdings in the US. The deeper question is whether US newspapers might be prone to similar behavior.