Michael Carey, former editorial page editor of the Anchorage Daily News, now host of public television's "Anchorage Edition," says Alaska's congressional delegation is struggling with the interconnecting worlds of print, internet and broadcast journalism.
"Anybody who's in this business realizes the universe is changing and changing dramatically," Carey said. "I think this is something that's happened to Sen. Stevens and our whole congressional delegation in the so-called scandal story, of them finding themselves not just on television or in conventional print, but all over the universe in forms that they couldn't imagine with different people they've never heard of."
We're reminded of another Alaska pol, Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), whose spokesman told the Anchorage Daily News that they didn't answer TPMmuckraker questions about Murkowski's questionable land deal because we were "an unfamiliar media outlet." It's a new day!