Joe Just Woke Up

E&P’s Joe Strupp’s all upset because reporters aren’t doing that fact-checking thing so much anymore (scroll down a bit):

From JOE STRUPP: It is amazing that the NY Post and NY Daily News would take this doctor’s word for it that he had an affair with Golan Cipel. Based on what? What happened to checking things out when some unknown guy claims something like this? Basic fact-checking and good reporter skepticism was obviously missing.

Welcome to the party, Joe. The keg is over there, by the bunch of guys with crew cuts who say they served with John Kerry. Judy Miller was just here, but I think I saw her going out back with Jeff Gerth. And if you’re looking for Bob Novak, forget it. Even this crowd thinks he’s an asshole.