When will journalists take responsibility for what they do without circling the wagons and shouting that the First Amendment is under attack?
I'm talking about the case of Fox News correspondent James Rosen.
The Senate Foreign Relations Committee has injected itself into U.S. foreign policy making regarding Syria.
It's not the first time lawmakers have moved to pressure a president to take a momentous step that could involve U.S. lives and treasure.
In discussions of IRS-gate, comparisons abound to an earlier scandal that brought down a president and made many political and journalistic reputations. But the focus on who knew what and when in the tea party debacle misses the point.