On Monday, Margolis had an essay (dispatch?) on the website of the D.C.-based Committee of Concerned Journalists, a consortium of media types who are "worried about the future of the profession." (Read CCJ's 1997 manifesto here.) Titled "When Real News Didn't Come to Me, I Decided to Go Get it Myself," Margolis' piece explains how his site got off the ground, and where it might be headed.
"My posts are analytical, often breezy and funny (or so I hope), idiosyncratic," noted the Barton blogger. "But it is the analysis and judgment of a disinterested observer, not a partisan or an ideologue."