I can't believe they were doing it, in what sounds like a widespread way, in the first place—now, no more*.

And David Carr on the topic this past Sunday, with a way with words as always:

Now that it’s become clear that many journalists covering politics and government agree to quotation-approval as a condition of access, it’s tough not to see the pageant of democracy as just that: a carefully constructed performance meant to showcase the participants in the best light**.

*This new public editor is pretty good, for a lady!
**Someone should tell Mitt!