This is a good piece. And I’m going to totally defend MKC as a solid, at times very good, beat writer, She’a a true professional admirably wading through a thick cesspool of hatred that ranges from casual misogyny to unhinged vitriol.
One question: why is “breaking” a story the only standard by which many judge a reporter’s worth? To me, that’s like judging a quarterback only by how well he performs in the first quarter.
Th revelation of major news is a matter of when not if. With things moving so quickly in the internet age, who cares if Schefter is there to claim firsties an hour before someone with a slightly less vast network of sources would have first reported it?